ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A Lake St. Louis woman's family member narrowly avoided the shooting that left 71 people dead or wounded at a Colorado movie theater Thursday night.
Brenda Hyde's niece, Heather, was inside the Aurora Theater for the midnight show of "The Dark Knight," but left when she and her friends could not find enough seats to sit together.
Hyde said Heather, 18, and her friends decided to cash in their tickets and head to a theater down the road.
"We like to think some agels were watching over her," Hyde said. "We're just glad she's safe and that she's still with us."