(NBC News) The rabbi who was shot in Saturday’s attack at a southern California synagogue is now describing acts of terror, heroism…and what he calls a miracle.
“I saw the worst sight you could ever see… a young man holding a rifle and shooting,” Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein recalls.
Rabbi Goldstein lost a finger to a gunshot wound. He says there was a miracle that day when the shooter’s gun jammed.
“A U.S. Army veteran threw a chair at him to disarm him. The Border Patrol agent joined in and ran towards him. He was startled and ran toward his car,” Goldstein says.
One worshiper, 60-year-old Lori Gilbert Kaye, was killed in the attack.
The gunman, John T. Earnest, 19, of San Diego, surrendered to police shortly after the shooting. Earnest was being held without bond in the San Diego Central Jail on one count of first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder.
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