October 6, 2017
In the days following what has been reported as the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, 58 people were confirmed killed by gunfire while attending an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Nearly 500 concertgoers were reportedly injured in the Oct. 1 attack which authorities say was perpetrated by a lone gunman. Investigators say 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire into the (estimated) crowd of 22,000 from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Many of the wounded began telling their stories publicly while still hospitalized.
“I think we all heard it, and then everyone kind of looked at each other,” says Amber Smith in a one-on-one interview with Dr. Phil airing Friday. “Half the crowd was running; The other half was ducking and hiding. I think it registered pretty quickly, what it could be.”
The mom of two says she was shot in the right thigh after becoming separated from her own mother and her best friend but managed to phone her husband, Chris, before being hit.