Austinites recall moments surrounding Las Vegas attack

Austinites recall moments surrounding Las Vegas attack

August 28, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


2-SHANNON:IF YOU MISSED IT, OFFICIALS NOW SAY 59 PEOPLE DIED AS A RESULT OF LAST NIGHT’S ATTACK IN LAS VEGAS. 2-ROBERT:AND TONIGHT, WE’RE HEARING FROM PEOPLE WITH TIES TO AUSTIN, WHO WERE THERE. “BRYCE WELLMAN” TOOK THIS VIDEO WHILE HIDING.HE AND SEVERAL OTHERS WERE IN A V-I-P TENT AND STARTED RUNNING WHEN THE GUNMAN WOULD STOP TO RELOAD.WOULD STOP TO RELOAD. WHILE RUNNING, WELLMAN CALLED HIS MOTHER – STAYING ON THE PHONE WITH HER.BRYCE WELLMAN/LAS VEGAS ATTACK WITNESS: “SO I THOUGHT BACK TO THE VIDEOS THAT I SAW DURING THE PULSE SHOOTING, AND I SAW THE TEXT MESSAGES AND THE MESSAGES TO PEOPLES’ MOMS ‘CAUSE THAT WAS THEIR LAST THOUGHT AND I THOUGHT IF I’M GOING TO, BECAUSE IT SOUNDED SO CLOSE, IF I’M GOING TO GO OUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE MY MOM’S ON THE PHONE WITH ME SO I CAN FEEL AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE.” (CHOKES UP)SHANNON: AUSTIN HAS SEVERAL NON-STOP FLIGHTS TO AND FROM LAS VEGAS. WE SPOKE WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE ON THE FIRST FLIGHT TO LAND IN AUSTIN TODAY.ROBERT AND TERRY WILLIAMS LIVE IN COLLEGE STATION — AND WERE IN LAS VEGAS CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY.THEY HAD TICKETS TO ATTEND LAST NIGHT’S SHOW… BUT DID NOT GO.TERRY WILLIAMS/RETURNING FROM LAS VEGAS: “WE DECIDED THAT JASON ALDEAN WAS GOING TO BE TOO LATE FOR US BECAUSE OUR FLIGHT WAS SO EARLY THIS MORNING, SO WE DECIDED NOT TO GO. WENT BACK TO OUR HOTEL AT TREASURE ISLAND AND DIDN’T GO TO THE CONCERT. NOW I CAN SEE IT’S PROBABLY A GOOD THING THAT WE DIDN’T.”THE WILLIAMS SAY WHEN THEY LEFT THIS MORNING, THE NORMALLY BUSTLING CITY FELT LIKE A GHOST TOWN.áWE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.