Woman talks about fear for friends during Las Vegas shooting

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The first flight into the Grand Junction Regional Airport since the shooting on Sunday, October 1st landed from Las Vegas Thursday.

One woman recapped what was going on when she was on the strip when the shooting unfolded.

It all started shortly after 10:00 p.m. Sunday night when shots rang down on the country music festival being held across the street from Mandalay Bay hotel.

Authorities believe Stephen Paddock open fired on the crowd from the 32nd floor.

Megan Cooley was on her way to her hotel in a shuttle when she first heard of an active shooter situation. She said she didn't realize how bad it was until she got texts from some of her friends who were right next to the festival.

The texts said that they were running for their lives, but they were okay.

"I was happy that they were okay and they were alive but I was scared for them and scared that they were scared and I was worried because there was nothing I could do to help them and I really wanted to help them," said Cooley.

Cooley said that following the shooting, there was a somber mood across the area, but she said the very next day it was business as usual in Las Vegas.



 
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