Aug 15 2012

Friendship Testing in Aurora Shooting

Woman in Aurora shooting: Leaving injured friend 'wasn't an option.' TODAY 

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Bleeding profusely after being hit by a gun blast in last month’s Colordao movie theater shooting, Allie Young made a simple request to her best friend — save yourself.

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But Stephanie Davies chose to risk her own life to rescue Young. In an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY Wednesday, Young, 19, and Davies, 21, talked about the unbreakable bond that saved Young’s life on July 20 when alleged shooter James Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58 at a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises’’ in an Aurora movie theater. The pair's heroism was cited by President Obama in his comments at the University of Colorado Hospital two days later.

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