I went to bed last night after a long weekend of working my 9-5 since it was quarter end and I was exhausted. Our daughter text me from her room at 1:21am saying the dog was barking. I listened I heard nothing and then she replied she stopped. Great now I am wide awake as I have had a good 2-3 hours of sleep. I get up use the bathroom and crawl back into bed and look at Face Book. I scroll for about 2 mins and one of the groups I belong to is a Vegas board and someone had posted 2 mins prior active shooter at Mandalay Bay. I was like “lord Jesus, lil punks”. Then 5 mins later someone posts active shooter at Luxor. It continued for about 15 mins as it went up strip with the casinos finally ending at Harrah’s. I jumped on the Police scanner and started to listen and found out it was 1 shooter and they were about to storm his 32nd floor room. There were no other casinos involved just MB and the concert venue below.
I watched news channels FB Live, the police scanner became jumbled so I stopped listening. I finally laid back down at 3:30 said a silent prayer and went back to sleep. I woke up at 5:30 and my husband didn’t know yet. When he got back in bed I told him. At that point more new channels were live and I started listening again. I couldn’t wrap my head around it yet and all I wanted to know was it in fact terrorism on MY Happy Place? How could it be? Next to Disneyland/world this is the happiest place on earth for ADULTS. Why would someone ruin that persona? I will not let this savage ruin my love of the city or my memories.
Now we are about 14 hours after the worst mass shooting in US history and I still don’t understand why. I will wait to see what the investigators figure out from his home, his roommate when she returns to the country and so forth.
My prayers and love to the families, friends and fellow concert goers that are now living with this for the rest of their lives. Loss of a loved one, the images of seeing people gunned down from an unknown source right in front of you. I pray they all seek help and assistance the resources are there when YOU are ready.