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Witness recounts Coral Ridge Mall shooting

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -  It should have been just a normal trip to the mall with friends, but that all changed when police say Alexander Kozak opened fire right in the food court.

Kozak's Facebook shows he's a gun enthusiast, and feels very strongly about his rights.

But his alleged actions have now infringed on others who were in the mall that night .

"First thing I did was call my mom and tell her I love her," said Haley Mougin.

She was sitting in the food court..

"It was chaos," she said.

After she heard the shots go off, everything became a blur, but her fight of flight instinct is something she will never forget.

"I still have a very vivid image of the running, it was a herd of people and we were just going, people falling, tripping on people, there was this one guy who's keys flew out of his friends, and there was one guy who was screaming daddy daddy," said Mougin.

Now, too fearful to even sit in a restaurant, Mougin says she'll stay at home for a while.

What was as innocent as a trip to the mall with friends has now become a nightmare that won't go away.

"To do that one stupid horrible action, you're ruining so many peoples lives."
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