Las Vegas( AP) — The rapid-fire popping voiced like firecrackers at first, and countless in the crowd of 22,000 country music devotees didn’t understand what was happening when the band stopped playing and singer Jason Aldean hustled off stage.
“That’s gunshots, ” a mortal could be heard saying vigorously on a cellphone video in the nearly half-minute of stillnes and confusion that followed. A woman pleaded with others: “Get down! Get down! Stand down! “
Then the pop-pop-pop noise resumed. And pure fright set in.
“People start screaming and cry and “were starting” running, ” said Andrew Akiyoshi, who provisioned the cellphone video to The Associated Press. “You could appear the terror. You could feel like the missiles were moving above us. Everybody’s ducking down, guiding low-toned to the ground.”
While some concertgoers punched the floor Sunday night, others pushed for the crowded outlets, shoving through restricted gates and descending over barricades as 40 – to 50 -round erupts of automated artilleries volley rained down on them from the 32 nd flooring of the Mandalay Bay casino hotel.
By Monday afternoon, 59 scapegoats shot dead and 527 were injured during the most dangerous mass killing in modern U.S. history.