Stan­thorpe duo’s lucky es­cape from Ve­gas

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

WHAT was in­tended to be an ex­cit­ing jour­ney to Amer­ica’s ‘Sin City’ turned to hor­ror for two Stan­thorpe lo­cals as they found them­selves caught up in the coun­try’s worst ever shoot­ing mas­sacre.

Fifty-nine peo­ple have been con­firmed dead and over 500 oth­ers in­jured, fol­low­ing the shock­ing events that un­folded in Las Ve­gas on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1.

Laura and Martin Boul­lier were in Ve­gas at the time, stop­ping in as part of a three month jour­ney across the US.

What tran­spired is dif­fi­cult to fathom, Laura said.

While not at the con­cert where the shoot­ing took place, her and her brother Martin had con­sid­ered at­tend­ing, stay­ing just a short walk down the road from the venue.

“We were not at the con­cert. We left first thing the next morn­ing as the whole city was in lock down and it was a very som­bre at­mos­phere,” Laura said.

“We were able to see the ho­tel the shots came from and the streets sur­round­ing us were all closed off.

“We are feel­ing ex­tremely grate­ful not to have been caught up in it all but also feel­ing very sad and em­pa­thetic for those who were.

“We’ve had nu­mer­ous ar­gu­ments with peo­ple over here about their ridicu­lous gun laws but there doesn’t seem to be much be­ing done about them un­for­tu­nately.”

SAFE: Laura Boul­lier.

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