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Terror in Las Vegas

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Terror in Las Vegas thumbnailSarah and Gerald Gillan just before they went out to enjoy a Las Vegas show hours before the biggest mass shooting in US history.

A LIMAVADY Council worker and his wife, speaking to The Constitution from their locked down hotel on the Las Vegas 'Gambling Strip,' has said it was "really, really frightening" as the worst mass shooting in US history unfolded in the city around them. With the death toll standing at almost 60 and over 500 people injured, Sarah Gillan expressed relief that she and husband Gerald, who works for Causeway Coast and Glens Council in Limavady, weren't country music fans, or at the music festival targeted by the gunman, believed to be Stephen Paddock.
Speaking from the Wynn Hotel, over looking 'The Strip', where they had been on lock down since the shooting occurred, social worker Sarah said:
“The trip was our 30th birthday present to each other. We were at a 'Penn and Teller' magic show in the Rio Hotel, not far from the Mandalay Bay."
This is the hotel from where the gunman opened fired on concert goers.
Sarah continued: "We came out of the show and a taxi stopped in the middle of the road in front of us, which they are not supposed to do.
“The driver shouted for us to jump in, that there had been a massive shooting and that we had to get back to our hotel as quickly as possible.

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