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(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) —  A woman who was caught in the crossfire during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday said the suspect fired at random.

Ketanya Craion was in an exam room when the shooting began Friday morning. Three people were killed and nine others were injured before police arrested 57-year-old Robert Dear after an hours-long standoff.

“When I saw him shooting the guns, it looked like he was talking to himself as he was shooting,” said Craion.

Craion said she ran out of the exam room and into another, where she found a nurse and a patient unaware of the shooting.

“She was about to release the other girl to go back to the lobby because she was done with the services that they were doing,” she said. “When I came in, they weren’t aware of anything until they heard the gunshots and me identify that there was a gunman on site.

Craion said she and the others pushed an exam bed up against the door since it didn’t have a lock. The three of them sat in front of the door for about five hours.

Police haven’t released a motive for the shooting or said whether the Planned Parenthood clinic was the intended target. Dear exchanged gunfire with police throughout the day, authorities said.

“It looked like maybe there was someone outside that he was trying to aim at before he actually entered in the Planned Parenthood,” said Craion.

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