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Synagogue Congregants Tell of Quick Action to Save Children Amid Chaos of Attack

from The Wall Street Journal,

Shooter abruptly halted fire: ‘He may have been trying to change a magazine, or he just panicked.

Oscar Stewart was sitting in the back of the Chabad of Poway synagogue when he heard the gunshots, some 20 minutes after 11 a.m. services began on Saturday. He said his first reaction was to run and he sprinted out into the entryway—where he saw the gunman, firing an AR-style rifle down the hallway.

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