Four shots from the .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun were fired at the pastor. The first one of them shredded the Bible he was holding.
"The suspect raised his hand, fired the first shot, hit the pastor's Bible. When it did, it hit the very top of the Bible and exploded the top of the Bible into what many in the congregation thought was confetti," Trent said. "In fact, some thought it was some type of skit or some type of program."
One of the remaining shots struck Winters in the chest, killing him. The two other shots did not hit anyone.
After the fourth shot the gun malfunctioned. Two church members rushed the gunman and tackled him.
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