Pool shooting victim thanks first responders

Posted at 2:44 PM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 17:42:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--One victim of yesterday's mass shooting at a La Jolla apartment complex pool thanked San Diego police and first responders in a Monday afternoon press conference. 

Thomas Blea was injured in the deadly attack on a pool party Sunday evening but he spoke to the press to thank San Diego's first responders. 

"I want to give thanks to the San Diego Police Department, the fire department and I can't remember the officer's name but he was great, the staff here at Scripps was great," Blea said. "They welcomed me. They went above and beyond."

"It was a terrible experience that we went through but I'm glad that I'm alright, I'm glad that most of my friends are alright. I still have to visit them," Blea said. 

"I was alone at one point and they comforted me," he said. "They didn't just treat me like a patient, they treated me more than that." Den

Demetrius Griffin, a friend of Blea's, also mentioned that a GoFundMe account has been set up to benefit all of the victims of yesterday's shooting.