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Mass Shooting At Route 91 Festival In Vegas

Nicole Smith out of Meridian has contacted us and she’s safe.  We still haven’t heard anything from Natalie Anderson of Boise, another one of our winners.  At least 50 dead and 200 injured.

Reported Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas
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The following story comes from our sister station, WOW Country 104.3 who sent two Treasure Valley families to the Route 91 Festival. Below, one of their winners gives a first hand account of the tragedy in Las Vegas on Sunday night. 

It was mass hysteria as shots rang out during the Jason Aldean performance at the Route 91 Festival near the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas last night.  Witnesses say they started hearing rapid fire from an automatic weapon, then screams followed with people shouting, “get down, get down” and others yelling out that they’d been hit.

Officers took down one suspect and do not believe there was anyone else involved but details as of now are very sketchy.  The number of injured is expected to rise.  Many people been submitted to the University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital but we still aren’t even close to a final count.

Because of the late hour of this tragedy we have not been able to get a hold of our local winner, Natalie Anderson out of Boise, Idaho.  Natalie called in to the Rick and Carly show just Friday morning on her way to the airport filled with excitement and we can only hope and pray that she’s safe.  Nicole Smith and her husband out of Meridian have contacted us and are shook up but o.k.  Her husband Josh takes us step by step through the nightmare in the interview below.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims.  We’ll update you as more information comes in.

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