In a matter of seconds, a moment of quiet prayer turned into a massacre.
“We were just about to say the prayer to be released,” said Felicia Sanders, one of three people who survived when a gunman opened fire during Bible study at her Charleston, South Carolina, church on June 17.
“He caught us with our eyes closed. I never told nobody this.”
Sanders and another survivor, Polly Sheppard, spoke to NBC News’ Lester Holt in an exclusive interview Wednesday. They said they want those killed in the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to be remembered as heroes, not as victims.
Sanders was at Bible study with her son Tywanza, 26, her 11-year-old granddaughter, and another relative of hers, Susie. She, her granddaughter and Sheppard were the only ones who left the room alive.
CLICK HERE to read story
Charleston Church Shooting Survivors Speak Out: Dylann Roof ‘Caught Us With Our Eyes Closed’ was originally published on praisecleveland.com
17 Top Resurrection Sunday Songs
LaTocha Talks To Cheryl Jackson About Her Passion To Do Gospel and Inspirational Music
T.D. Jakes’ Daughter Announces Divorce, Cites ‘Multiple Infractions’ With NFL Hubby
Kirk Franklin Becomes First Artist To Spend 100 Weeks At Number 1 On Songwriters Chart
It's Been 15 Years Since The Death Of ‘Steve Harvey Show’ Star Merlin Santana
Ruth E. Carter Makes Black History At The Oscars
Dr Myles Munroe, Daughter And Wife Killed In Airplane Accident
See Who's Performing At The 2023 She Is... Women's Empowerment Summit