Most Read: Local

Crime Scene
Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Virginia Tech shootings survivor at heart of HBO guns documentary


Colin Goddard, shot 4 times in the Virginia Tech massacre, now works for the Brady Gun Violence center in Washington. (Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post)
Colin Goddard never intended to become a multimedia star. But he also never guessed, sitting in French class at Virginia Tech one April morning, that he would survive being shot four times by Centreville’s Seung Hui Cho.

Of the 17 people in his classroom, 10 died.

After Goddard became outspoken about gun control, he was enlisted as the subject of a 40-minute documentary called “Living for 32,” about the 32 victims of Cho’s rampage. But at the time of the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, accomplished documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple already was focusing on the issue of guns in America. Goddard is now at the center of that 90-minute film, “Gun Fight,” which premieres Wednesday night on HBO, three days before the fourth anniversary of the Tech shootings.

For the full story, click here.

Full coverage: Virginia Tech shootings

Also: ‘That was the desk I chose to die under’

By  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Next:

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company