Experience and survivor accounts from the Las Vegas shooting


Marcio Jose Sanchez/ AP Sean Bean, of Livermore, Calif., hugs his sweetheart Katie Kavetski, of San Leandro, Calif., left, as Travis Reed, of Mexico, Ind., right, conveniences his girlfriend Anna Travnicek, 2nd from right, on Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. All went to a concert where a mass shooting happened on Sunday.

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017|5:53 p.m.

Neighborhood Responds to Las Vegas Strip Mass Shooting Release slideshow”It was a night of music that turned to turmoil and horror. There were

22,000 country music fans at the outdoor Las Vegas concert when the shooting started. Authorities stated 59 individuals died and 527 were injured when a shooter rained gunfire down on them from the 32nd flooring of Mandalay Bay. Here are the accounts of survivors and their enjoyed ones, talked to by The Associated Press.’ THEY ‘RE SHOOTING AT US’Jessica Cabrera called her daddy from Las Vegas and shouted into the phone:”They’re shooting at us. Individuals

are falling. I love you!”It was quickly after 10 p.m. The horror his 21-year-old daughter recounted was every parents ‘worst problem. James Cabrera

and his wife, Sonia Pena, jumped in their automobile and owned to Las Vegas as fast they could from their house in La Habra, California.”That was the fastest drive in history from California to Vegas,”he said, seated Monday morning at a slot machine in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

The moms and dads discovered their child and the good friend she went to the festival with had left the shooting and hid inside a bathroom at the MGM Hotel till

early morning. Cabrera’s daughter stated individuals they had actually befriended at the performance were shot, he said. CRACKING SOUND University student Brandon Clack and his sweetheart were up near the phase when they heard a splitting sound.”We believed it was some sort of fireworks. However then we

could inform it was numerous, several rounds,”stated Clack, 21, from La Palma, California.”It went on for a long period of time.

Like 10 minutes. “The cracking sound stopped. Then it restarted. Mayhem swept the crowd as people started running, aiming to go out and spreading to hotels along the Las Vegas Strip “People began running

over to the Tropicana, so we decided to run over to the MGM,”stated Clack, whose mom and brother were staying there. Clack and his girlfriend, Leslie Reynoso, 20, stated they hunched down with family pals at a room at the MGM for about 4 hours up until authorities stated the situation clear. CHAOS IN THE DARK In the darkness, no one understood exactly what the

popping noise was at initially.”We couldn’t inform where it was coming from,”said 33-year-old Jason Sorenson of Newport Beach, California, who had traveled to Las Vegas with his girlfriend for the occasion.

It became clear what was

taking place when the musicians left the phase.” It was horrific.

We just starting running, and we saw individuals with blood all over their shirts,”he stated.” It wasn’t clear how it bad it was, nevertheless, this morning when we walked through the hotel lobby

and saw the news on the Televisions saying that more than 50 individuals had died.

“Sorenson said they had at first been muffling the ground in the middle of the crowd facing the phase, but they had actually moved up to a much safer VIP area they had access to prior to the shooting started.”If we had stayed in the front we would have remained in the direct line of fire,”

Sorenson said.

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