Two children were the first to see the shooter outside the temple and the first to warn temple members what was happening, the witness said.
“It was a boy and a girl who were sitting outside. The girl was from the family who was hosting the lunch today. The first shot that the shooter took was just like some firework [the children thought].
“He shot the two people who actually came out of the cab and they were entering the church. These two kids [ran inside and alerted members].”
The witness said he spoke to the children and they described the gunman:
“One guy, blue pants, white shirt, white guy, little heavy, who was taking these shots.”