Nightly News | May 05, 2011
>>> and we're learning more still tonight. details about the raid at that compound. the last minutes, really, of osama bin laden 's life. for that, for an update, we go back to the pentagon. nbc's jim mclush miklaszewski.
>> it turns out there was no prolonged firefight, and the navy s.e.a.l.s themselves actually did most of the shooting. whether the s.e.a.l.s first broke indo the compound, they came under fire from bin laden 's courier. the s.e.a.l.s fired back and killed him. it's the only time the s.e.a.l.s were shot at. for the first time, we're getting dramatic new details on the final seconds of osama bin laden 's life. heading upstairs, the s.e.a.l.s shot and killed his son on the second floor. hearing the shots, bin laden peered over the railing above. the s.e.a.l.s fired but missed bin laden who ducked back into his bedroom. as the s.e.a.l.s stormed up the stairs, two young girls ran from the room. one s.e.a.l. scooped up the girls and carried them out of harm's way. the other two rushed the door with one s.e.a.l. shot bid laden's wife in the leg. the other shot bin laden twice, and the al qaeda leader fell dead. no s.e.a.l.s were hurt and in theent, most of the 40-minute mission was spent gathering up the information, the computers, hard drives that bin laden left behind.
>> jim, thanks.