Ballymoney mum speaks to The Chronicle from hotel lockdown

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Ballymoney mum speaks to The Chronicle from hotel lockdown thumbnailSarah and Gerald Gillan just before they went out to enjoy a Las Vegas show hours before the biggest mass shooting in US history would begin to unfold

A YOUNG Ballymoney mum speaking to The Chronicle from her 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 her.
With the death toll standing at almost 60 and over 500 people injured, Sarah Gillan expressed relief that she and husband Gerald weren't country music fans, or at the music festival targeted by the gunman.
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, believed to be Stephen Paddock, open fired on the Route 91 Festival.
Sarah continued: "We came out of the show and a taxi stopped in front 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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