Colorado State commit Zack Golditch wounded in Aurora shooting

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

A tragedy like the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting affects victims across all walks of life, and the world of college football has proven to be no exception.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan and reporter Matt Stephens reported Friday that one of the dozens of victims wounded in the shooting was Colorado State football commitment Zack Golditch, a senior at Gateway High School in Aurora.

Golditch was in the theater adjacent to the one where the gunman, suspected to be 24-year-old James Holmes, opened fire. A bullet struck Golditch just below his left ear but did no serious damage.

“It was at the scene of the movie where a firearm was pulled and shots were fired. It kind of sounded like Black Cats (firecrackers) went off,” Golditch told the newspaper. “Everyone kind of looked around the theater and this guy had like a hole in his arm. Everyone just thought they were firecrackers so we turned back to the movie, and that's when my ears started ringing and I fell on my friend."

Golditch was taken briefly to the hospital and released at 6:45 a.m. Friday morning.

Rams sophomore wideout David Anderson was in attendance at the movie with Golditch, but was unharmed.

Golditch is a 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive lineman who committed to the Rams in June over offers from Wyoming, Air Force, and others.

For the latest information on the shooting, visit CBS News.

 
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