The rabbi, shot dead in a Southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover, said on Sunday that it was a miracle that the gun's semi-automatic rifle was jamming and preventing a "bloodbath."
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein bandaged during a press conference on Sunday in front of Chabad in Poway and lost his forefinger when he was shot dead in a shooting that killed one and wounded three. Two followers – 34-year-old Almog Peretz and 8-year old Noya Dahan suffered shrapnel injuries.
He said he looked up on Saturday and saw a young man in sunglasses with a rifle in front of him. He said he raised his hands and was shot. He said he had lost the pointer finger. And then, Goldstein said, "miraculously jamming the gun."
Nearby was a room containing many people and children.
"It could have been a bloodbath," he said. I do not want to think about it.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Goldstein has one recently Border Patrol agents asked to visit the temple armed and it apparently paid off.The agent tracked the suspect and shot when he left.
Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, died of injuries sustained during the shooting in Gilbert-Kaye allegedly threw himself in front of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, possibly to save his life, a Los Angeles Times witness said that Kaye's husband began performing CPR on an injured person, and was overwhelmed when he realized that it was his wife.
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