"I saw several people that didn't make it, and you know, there was a lot that was wounded. It was very close."
Weyburn's Todd Lawrence described what he saw during the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday night. He was at the concert with his wife Elan, along with Weyburn's Jerry and Theresa LaFoy, Darren Larson and Kerri Robins.
At least 50 people have been reported killed in the mass shooting, with over 200 people wounded.
“It was just a whole bunch of popping. It seemed like fireworks. Then, you know, the music stopped, and they cleared the stage, and it became clear it was an attack,” Todd Lawrence told Glenn Rogers Monday morning.
When the shooting started, Lawrence was separated from the rest of the group, as he went to the restroom. He said they were able to stay in touch with their phones until they were reunited. After the shooting ended, the group was taken to a secure area, and after a few hours, to their hotel room.
You can listen to the complete interview with Todd Lawrence here:
Around 40,000 people were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when a gunman began firing into the crowd from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, which overlooked the festival area. Police entered the room, discovering the suspect had killed himself.
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