26 crosses stand on a street corner in Sutherland Texas. One for each victim of Sunday’s mass shooting.
For one family here, this was personal.
I had a missed call from my brother-in-law and when he told me that my sister had been shot. I thought he was playing around with me.
Sue Soto headed to the church to look for her sister Roseann.
I saw blood coming out of her, out of her arm and she was crying and I told her I’m gonna take you to a hospital. So I got in the car and I told him to call a memorial Floresville.
In the emergency room, her sister describing a frightening scene.
She said that he was mostly poignant as a kids and she couldn’t believe that he just went in there and started shooting.He was saying that you’re all gonna die.
Nieces Margret and Brittany Vidale later learned more details from their aunt.
Nieces Margret 和Brittany Vidale在之后，从她们姑姑那了解了更多的细节。
He went I guess up the stairs and he was shooting down from the balcony.My aunt just said that you know they, he went that down and he went and he made sure you know if he saw you moving that he was gonna go back and hit you.
Their aunt is never covering at home along with her husband who was shot in the foot.
For this family remembering the Sutherland Springs mass shooting will always be bittersweet.They are relieved, they survived but their little town suffered a heavy blow.
Nothing happens here. You don’t hear anything happen to Sun Springs.We have two little stores and we don’t even have a restaurant here. It’s just so small.
A small community just starting to heal.
Tina Trend VOA News, Sutherland Springs.
美国之音，Tina Trend在Sutherland Springs报道。