Surviving witness in Hernandez case recalls 'panic'

BOSTON (AP) A surviving witness in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has recalled the ''panic'' he felt when two friends were killed in Boston in 2012.

Aquilino Freire was in the back seat of a BMW when Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were killed.

Appearing in court Wednesday, Freire says he heard a man's voice yell, ''What up (expletive)'' before gunshots rang out. CBS Boston reports ( ) Freire recalls waving for help while bleeding heavily from his right arm. He says he told de Abreau to ''keep strong'' and says ''it was like panic.''

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Freire says the group was ''just drinking, having fun'' inside the Cure Lounge beforehand.

Prosecutors accuse Hernandez of fatally shooting both men as he rode in a silver Toyota 4Runner.