Sisters recount Louisiana theater shooting

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Two sisters who were at Thursday's shooting at the Grand 16 Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, saw each other for the first time in an interview with CBS News since the night John Houser opened fire on moviegoers, reports CBS News correspondent David Begnaud.

When the Kaitlyn Petitjean, an EMT, was dispatched to treat the injured, she saw her sister, Nicole Zammit Fuselier, outside of the theater covered in blood.

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"I saw her full of blood, so all I could think of is 'Oh my gosh, what is she doing here? How is she involved? Why is she full of blood?'" Petitjean. said.

Ten ambulances were dispatched to the theater. Petitjean was driving one of them.

"I can't imagine seeing what she saw," Zammit Fuselier said.

Petitjean said she and her sister weren't able to talk to each other at the scene.

Her sister, a mother of three, a was inside theater 14 and looked the gunman in the face.

"He was pointing it down my row. I saw the fire. I saw the spray," Zammit Fuselier said.

She said the gunman never said a word.

"You would think if he was that vile that violent he would have been screaming something while he's doing it," Zammit Fuselier said.

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The 41-year-old said she started yelling when she saw Houser reloading.

"I screamed to everybody, "He's reloading, get the hell out of here now," Zammit Fuselier said.

She said he looked like a grandpa.

"He didn't even look mad. He looked calm. "And he got the girl next to me. The way he was aiming, my head, my neck, my heart, were exposed to him. So, statistically I shouldn't be sitting here."

She got herself out of the theater and was standing with other survivors when help arrived.

"I knew she was okay because she was standing up, she was walking, she was talking," Petitjean said. "I didn't have a reaction. I had a reaction but, like, I didn't have an emotion, like I just kind of built a wall."

She said that's because she was there for her job.

"I had one job that I needed to do and I knew she was okay. I knew she was okay, so I just had to put it in the back of my mind and keep on going and I told my partner I said 'That's my sister,'" Petitjean said.

The two sisters said the senseless act has strengthened their relationship.

"It's going to be a bond that we always share even though we were on two different aspects of the story, the shooting, I mean, it's always going to be a connection," Petitjean said.

Petitjean transported three of the gunshot victims to a hospital and said they are all expected to survive. Zammit Fuselier said she is almost certain she will never go back to a movie theater again.