Texas mass capturing survivor says a retailer worker who was killed saved her and 12 others by hiding them in a toilet closet

  • 9 folks died in a mass capturing at a Texas mall on Saturday, together with the gunman.
  • A survivor described being saved by a retailer worker who hid her and 12 others in a toilet closet.
  • The lady mentioned she later noticed the shop worker’s lifeless physique whereas being evacuated from the scene. 

A survivor of the Texas mass capturing at a mall on Saturday mentioned that she and 12 others have been saved by an worker who was later killed.

Racquel Lee, a mom of two, informed CBS Information Texas she was purchasing on the Allen Premium Shops mall when the gunman started capturing.

“It appeared like a warfare zone,” Lee informed the outlet. “It was horrifying and it felt such as you have been in a dream, like, simply shock.”

Lee mentioned that an worker gathered her and 12 others and hid them inside a retailer’s rest room closet.

“We have been simply within the closet making an attempt to not be heard crying, praying, folks have been making an attempt to name 911, we could not dial out,” Lee mentioned. 

“I simply keep in mind pondering, ‘oh god, he is coming in right here subsequent.’ I used to be crouching down like ‘I hope we do not get hit by a bullet,” a visibly emotional Lee informed the outlet. 

“The shop affiliate saved our lives,” she mentioned.

The capturing left 9 folks lifeless, together with the gunman and the shop employee.

Lee shared movies of the group sheltering within the rest room with CBS. Some members of the group, which included kids, look afraid and might be seen making an attempt to make cellphone calls.

The ultimate clip exhibits the group being led out of the room, holding their arms up. 

Lee mentioned the group walked over “bullets and our bodies” as they left the mall — together with the physique of the shop worker who had saved them.

Authorities are at the moment investigating whether or not the shooter had white-supremacist or neo-Nazi beliefs, following stories that he wore a patch on his chest that mentioned “RWDS,” an acronym for Proper Wing Demise Squad, The Washington Submit reported.