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  • VIDEO Everyone Started to Run. They were Shooting at the Crowd: NLer at Las Vegas Shooting

    LVPD Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

    A Newfoundlander who was at the country music festival in Las Vegas last night when somebody opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino says they first thought it was fireworks.

    Bullets rained down on the concert from the 32nd floor and by the time police killed the shooter, more than 50 people were dead and more than 400 injured, making it the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States.

    Chaos ensued as broadcast via eyewitnesses on twitter. WARNING: Sensitive Content.

    Country music star Jason Aldean, who was performing at the time, says he and his crew are safe.

    So is Ashley Fowler (right) of Newfoundland but who had to run for her life as bullets were being fired. She says everybody ran when they saw Jason Aldean drop his microphone and run.

    Fowler did everything she could to get as far away as fast as possible. She flipped over a fence and under another fence until she came to an electric fence around the airport. Somebody from the area slipped a rope around the fence, attached it to his truck, and pulled the fence down so that people could get access to the runway.

    Fowler called her dad during the chaos as she didn’t know if she would ever see him again. All planes have been grounded at the Las Vegas airport. Police are still looking for a woman and two vehicles.

    Hear her interview with VOCM’s sister station K-Rock, with morning show hosts including Mike Campbell, here:

    Clark County’s sheriff says officers confronted the suspect on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street from the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. Authorities say the man is dead. They did not release the suspect’s name but said he is a local resident.

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