“People rushed at me with the stream”: the Russians said about the tragedy in Las Vegas
MOSCOW, 2 Jun — RIA Novosti. One of the eyewitnesses of the massacre in Las Vegas was the Russian Andrei, the day he mounted the light and sound at the festival, where the tragedy took place.
The shooting occurred on Sunday evening local time at a music festival, which took place in Las Vegas between the airport and hotel Mandalay Bay casino. According to recent reports, 58 people were killed and over 500 injured. According to police, the shooting was arranged by the 64-year-old Steven Paddock, he killed himself. Shooting was conducted from the 32nd floor of the hotel. At the time of the shooting at the concert, which was held outdoors and was attended by tens of thousands of people. It has the largest number of casualties in case of fire in the United States.
“I was at the festival. It was very fun — played country music, everyone was dressed in cowboy boots and hats. The beer flowed freely — in General, the atmosphere of the festival”, — told RIA Novosti, Andrei, a 50-year-old Russian from the Siberian far Seversk. Since 1998 he lives in the US, recently engaged in the installation of stages and equipment for concerts and festivals.
According to him, the day he worked for one of the minor scenes of the festival, where he played not the most famous of the group. The concert had just ended, the audience went to other platforms, and Andrew with colleagues prepared to dismantle the equipment. At this moment we heard the first gunfire.
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“Of course, at first no one thought it was gunshots. Most of them did not hear, and the rest decided that it was fireworks. Then came the second phase,” he says.