Shooting survivor Stephen Barton was struck with 25 shotgun pellets to the face, neck, chest, and arms last year in a mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that that left 12 people dead and set off a national debate on gun control.
“All things considered, I’m doing very well,” Barton told Jansing & Co. “Most of those pellets have been removed from my body. There are still eight in me, but they’ll always remain there. My scars are healing and the nerve damage that I suffered has come a long way from where it was 12 months ago.”
Barton has joined the call for stricter national gun control laws led by Michael Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
A weekend of remembrances are planned for Aurora to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting massacre at the Century 16 movie theater.
James Holmes is awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to charges of first-degree murder by reason of insanity in the attack that killed 12 and wounded dozens of others.
Watch the full interview below with Stephen Barton, and Chris Jansing’s Flashback Friday, when she reported from Aurora one year ago: