Orlando survivor says he played dead while gunman shot him

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Angel Colon says he saw girl next to him get shot

A man who survived the nightclub shooting in Orlando says he thought "I'm next, I'm dead" as the gunman fired toward his head.

Angel Colon described the horrific night he survived during a news conference on Tuesday at the hospital. Appearing in a wheelchair with the doctors and nurses who treated him nearby, Colon talked about what happened early Sunday at the Pulse nightclub.

He says the gunman shot a girl next to him and then shot his hand and his hip. He says he pretended to be dead and the gunman kept firing his gun.

Colon says at times the gunman was shooting people who appeared that they had already been killed.

"I just there laying down, I'm thinking, 'I'm next, I'm dead,'" Colon said. "I don't know how, but by the glory of God, he shoots toward my head but it hits my hand. And he shoots me again and hits the side of my hip."

Click on the video player above to watch Colon tell his survival story.

He thanked the hospital staff and said "I will love you guys forever."

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