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PHOTOS: Watertown resident posts photos of shootout with bombers

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WATERTOWN, MASS (WRCB) - A resident of Watertown, Massachusetts posted photos that appear to show the shootout between the Boston Marathon bombers and police on Friday morning. 

On his company's website, Andrew Kitzenberg writes:

On Thursday night [Friday morning] at 12:45am EST.  I was in my living room working on my computer when I heard multiple "pops" coming from outside.  At that point, I had no idea that I was about to become an eye witness to the biggest news story in the country.

When I looked outside my window, I could clearly see two people (the Tsarnaev brothers) taking cover behind an SUV and engaging in gunfire. After witnessing shots being fired I promptly ran up the stairs to my 3rd floor bedroom to distance myself a little further away from the gunfire. As I ran into my room, overwhelmed by shock, adrenaline, and curiosity, I jumped onto my bed to stay below the windows but also have a clear view at the shooters and photograph the event. As soon as I was laying safely on my bed I started taking pictures with my iPhone 5 and captured the following images that documented the terrifying shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, which then led to an overnight citywide manhunt.

After being evacuated from our home, we spent a long and emotionally straining day in our neighbor's house down the block. My roommates and I are all very grateful that we made it through such a terrifying event unharmed. These kind of horrifying events make you realize how precious life really is and the need to cherish every moment you have. You quickly reflect on the people that surround you and how important those relationships are in your life. I know I am truly blessed to have my health and safety after this horrible event and am thankful for every person that has touched my life. Thank you to all of my family, friends, and the incredible number of people who reached out with love and support.

Editor Note: Watertown resident Andrew Kitzenberg says he took photos of the shoot-out which occurred on his street while taking cover in his room Friday morning. He originally posted these photos on his company's website and made the photos available to the media. His company's website, www.getonhand.com, is raising money for the official fundraising effort www.onefundboston.com. The ONE FUND Boston effort raised $20 million in the first week.  

 

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