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Story of survival from Pulse shooting victim Angel Colon

Posted at 5:05 PM, Jun 14, 2016

Angel Colon knows he’s lucky he’s alive for three reasons: He played dead in the Pulse nightclub when the killer was searching for more victims. 

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Colon said he went to Pulse just to have a few drinks.

At 2 a.m. shots rang out.

Colon took a bullet to the leg. “This time I couldn’t walk out at all. All I could do is lay down. Everyone was just running on top of me.”

His instinct told him to play dead if he wanted to live. “I’m just there laying down and I’m thinking next, ‘I’m dead.’"

Somehow he made it out alive and was taken to Orlando Regional.               

“He was very brave,” said nurse Megan Noblet who stood by his side as surgeons treated him.

Over the past 24 hours she’s been checking on Colon. “Saw him and he seemed to be in good spirits for the situation. Very positive attitude.”

Noblet and Colon now have a special bond.

It’s a moment neither of them will forget.