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Just days after a California gunman led police on a fatal rampage, and roughly 24 hours since a fifth victim was pronounced dead as a result of the Santa Monica shootings, on Monday evening Piers Morgan spoke live with Debra Fine.
Shot four times by the late John Zawahri, Fine survived, and in an exclusive interview on "Piers Morgan Live" she detailed the frightening and painful ordeal:
"What I saw in his eyes was terrifying, because that was not a human being. That was somebody who was going out to execute. He had no higher functioning going on that I could tell, just absolute execution," Fine told Morgan, as a live audience listened in. "When he turned his gaze to me, I realized that that's what he was going to do, and when he shot into the car, I hit the curb that he was on, and the bullet entered – two bullets entered – my left shoulder, and threw me over to the other side."
Because of his body armor and extensive assortment of weaponry, Fine initially thought the shooter was a member of a security detail in town protecting the visiting president:
"He had had an automatic rifle. And it was very obvious that it was," explained the guest, as she sat beside her husband Russell. "That's why at first I thought he might be with the S.W.A.T. team, because I couldn't understand how a civilian wold have a rifle like that. And he had magazine after magazine of ammunition, so I thought he was official."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's exclusive interview with Santa Monica shooting survivor Debra Fine, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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