'She had no face': Witness and father recalls 'carnage' from Saturday’s Texas mass shooting
A witness to the aftermath of Saturday's mass shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets in Allen, Texas graphically recalled what he saw in an interview with local CBS affiliate 12 News.
"The first girl I walked up to was crotched down, covering her head in the bushes. So I felt for a pulse, pulled her head to the side, and she had no face," Spainhouer said.
Spainhouer then came across a boy hiding under his mother who was killed while shielding him from the hail of bullets.
"When I rolled the mother over, he came out, and I asked him, 'Are you okay?' And he said, you know, 'my mom is hurt. My mom's hurt.' So, rather than traumatizing him anymore, I pulled him around the corner, sat him down. He was covered from head to toe, like somebody had poured blood on him," Spainhouer recollected.
"There's no one can see what they saw today and not be affected by it. It's not a situation that I would wish upon anybody, JD. I, it's just unfathomable to see the carnage," Spainhouer added. "It's tough when you see a family that's out shopping, having fun, get wiped off the face of the earth because somebody with a gun has some other type of issue."
Spainhouer tweeted late Saturday night that "I did my best. Rescued a blood-soaked four-year-old from under [her] mother. I am heartbroken, but glad my son, who was in H&M is ok."
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\u201c"The first girl I walked up to was crouched down covering her head in the bushes, so I felt for a pulse, pulled her head to the side, and she had no face."\n\n\u2014\u00a0Heartbreaking firsthand account from Steven Spainhouer, first on the scene at the Allen Premium Outlets mass shooting\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1683462359
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