Treasure Valley Locals Caught Up in Vegas Massacre
As soon as news broke about the tragedy in Las Vegas, my thoughts went to our sweet listeners that we sent to the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Here's what they went through.
Natalie Anderson of Boise won our trip to the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas back in June when acts for the festival like Jason Aldean and Jake Owen were announced. (Both Jason and Jake were on stage when the shots rang out, but they are o.k. along with their crews.) Natalie called us Friday morning as they were headed to the airport, so excited for a trip with her husband Richard. (Pictured above)
For hours we couldn't get a hold of Natalie and that fear set in. We finally talked to her about 9 a.m. when she confirmed she and her husband are safe despite being caught up in the middle of the chaos. Natalie saw a woman shot in the head right in front of her and was trampled as the 22,000 people desperately tried to escape, but with just some scraps and bruises she'll physically be alright. She told us she wished she could fly to California to hug her Mom and can't wait to get back home to her dog.
Nicole Smith won her trip to Route 91 the middle of September. Luckily we were able to get a hold of her and her husband Josh Stewart early this morning around 5 o'clock. They also received minor injuries from the stampede of the crowd and Nicole temporarily lost her phone, but they are o.k. and are headed back to Boise today.
Becky and Marvin Webb of Meridian were also at the festival and have been found safe and sound.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this horrible tragedy.
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As of now 58 people have been confirmed dead and more than 500 people have been injured.