(CNN) - The man who chased and shot the gunman in the Texas church massacre says he took action after hearing rapid gunfire, knowing that each shot represented someone’s death.
Authorities in Texas are calling Stephen Willeford a hero.
Willeford is a former NRA instructor and is now talking about what happened in those harrowing moments.
Willeford said that he heard shots coming from the church before he sprang into action.
Of the 26 people who died, 23 were found dead inside the church.
Two bodies were found outside.