A woman has revealed that she survived the Texas church massacre on Sunday by playing dead, as suspected shooter Devin Kelley walked up and down the aisles targeting and shooting parishioners.
Rosa Solis told ABC News and KSAT-TV that she heard Kelley yell “everybody dies” amid his killing spree. She also explained in detail how she hid under a bench during the ordeal; she was shot in the arm, but is now home recovering.
Solis also described the sights of blood and death all around her, as babies and children screamed “Mama, where are you. Mama!” during the traumatic ordeal.
“I saw bodies with a lot of blood. That’s all I saw because I wasn’t about to get out from where I was hiding,” she said. “There was nowhere to go.”
Solis also revealed the one thing that Kelley reportedly yelled as he shot 450 rounds inside the church: “Everybody dies motherf***er!” as The Daily Mail noted.
She said that she was certain she would die, telling ABC News what was going through her head at the time, as silence overtook the room and Kelley continued looking for people to murder.
“I’m gonna die, I knew I was gonna die. I knew ’cause the shots were going to close to my head,” she said. “I didn’t want to die.”
Watch her explain what unfolded below:
As Faithwire previously reported, others are also speaking out, including Stephen Willeford, who is being hailed as a hero for shooting — and helping stop — Kelley. On Monday, Willeford revealed the details behind his brave effort to subdue the assailant and crediting God with protecting him.
He recounted how he heard gunshots inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and made the instantaneous decision to grab his gun and a handful of ammo, run out the door without any shoes on and engage Kelley outside of the house of worship.
“He saw me and I saw him. I was standing behind a pickup truck for cover,” he told KHBS-TV. “I know I hit him. He got into his vehicle, and he fired another couple rounds through his side window.”