Taylor Benge, a survivor of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of nearly 60 people and injured hundreds more, spoke to CNN on Monday about the shooting’s aftermath and how it impacted his faith.
What happened to him?
Benge was clearly shaken as he recounted the events of the night.
He described being at the venue with his sister, who heroically threw herself on top of him in order to protect her brother once the bullets started to fly.
“My sister and I, we started running to the left and every time they shot, we took cover,” Benge said.
“My sister, being as noble as she is, she actually threw herself on top of me,” he added, “and was saying, ‘I love you Taylor, I love you.’ And I’ll never forget that.”
How did the massacre change his beliefs?
Benge and his sister escaped from the mayhem unscathed. As a result, he was able to give his testimony to the network on Monday morning.
Benge described how he — a former agnostic — was changed by the course of events that unfolded Sunday night.
“I was agnostic going into that concert, and I’m a firm believer in God now,” Benge told CNN, “because there’s no way that all of that happened, and that I made it, and I was blessed enough to still be here alive talking to you today.”