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Taylor Benge says he was in fight-or-flight mode as Stephen Paddock rained bullets down on a country music festival in Las Vegas early Monday morning.
"If it were over here, and I took cover, there were still bodies on that side of people just laying in pools of blood," Benge tells CNN. "I still didn't know if that was safe or not."
But during the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in which the death toll currently stands at 50 with more than 400 injured, Benge says he had a change of heart.
"It's a fight or flight situation. You can't really, you just gotta take it to God at that point and hope that you can make it," Benge says.
"I know I can't speak for everyone, but for me, I'm just, you know, I was agnostic going into that concert, I'm a firm believer in God now because there's no way that, you know, all that happened and I made it and I was blessed enough to still be alive here talking to you today."
Jessilyn Justice @jessilynjustice is the director of online news for Charisma.