‘There were bod­ies ev­ery­where – it was like a hor­ror film’

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Sue Mal­lion, 62, and hus­band David, 69, both re­tired, from Bury St Ed­monds, were at the fes­ti­val.

Sue says, “I’m still in shock. It’s hor­rific and it’s left me ter­ri­fied. I jump at the slight­est noise and I can’t sleep. Ev­ery time I close my eyes I can see peo­ple run­ning and scream­ing and hear the gun­fire. I don’t think we’ll ever get over it.

“This was our 15th trip to Ve­gas and the sec­ond time we had been to the mu­sic fes­ti­val. It was our third day on the site and we were hav­ing a lovely time. On the Sun­day night, we were sat fac­ing the stage when I heard a pop­ping sound over and over. A man next to me said it must be fire­crack­ers. I thought it was part of the show.

“Then some­one said it was gun­fire and to get down. My heart was ham­mer­ing as the shots rang out in bursts. First for a few se­conds, then a pause, then it started again. It seemed like it would never stop. Peo­ple were scream­ing. It was so fright­en­ing.

“When se­cu­rity staff opened up an emer­gency exit, we ran for our lives. There was blood and bod­ies ev­ery­where. It was like a hor­ror film. Even­tu­ally we got to a ho­tel and a man let us into his room. There were 20 of us crammed in, most of us were sob­bing.

“A few hours later we were al­lowed to come out, but nowhere felt safe. I didn’t want to leave my room as I was ter­ri­fied there would be an­other gun­man, so we booked a flight home.

“What would pos­sess some­one to do this? It makes no sense at all. I want to shake Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and tell him to change the US gun laws. If he’d wit­nessed what I’d seen, he would. David and I will be wear­ing our fes­ti­val wrist­bands for the next 58 days out of re­spect for the vic­tims. I’m just pray­ing the death count doesn’t go up.”

re­spects Mourn­ers pay their on Las Ve­gas Boule­vard

Sue and David were at the fes­ti­val

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