Barrett Hudson was shot seven times by the gunman at a Colorado Springs nightclub on Saturday night – and he doesn't know how he's still alive.
"Seven bullets missed my spine, missed my liver, missed my colon." Hudson told CNN's Jon Berman. "I got really, really lucky. I don't know how I’m here."
Hudson took his first steps on Monday. “I did not expect to make it. I damn sure did not expect to walk as soon as I’m walking,” he said.
Hudson said he had just moved to Colorado a few weeks earlier and decided to check out Club Q.
After only about 30-45 minutes inside, he heard several pops amid the music and then saw the gunman, who proceeded to shoot a man right in front of Barrett.
“I took off running to the back and I got shot. I knew I got shot a few times. I fell down. He proceeded to shoot me. I got back up. I made it out of the back of the club,” said Hudson, who described a dramatic escape that included climbing over a chainlink fence before he ended up at a 7-Eleven.
He then collapsed and bystanders came to his aid. "They stopped the bleeding. They saved my life," he said.
As he lay there, Hudson called his dad – whom he called his best friend.
“That was the last person that I wanted to talk to,” Hudson said, not knowing whether or not he would survive.