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Investigators quickly identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, who reportedly acted alone when he opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into the crowd of 22,000 attendees at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Police say Paddock then killed himself before members of the Las Vegas S.W.A.T. team could reach him.
In a special report airing Friday
, Dr. Phil travels to Las Vegas to speak with victims of the shooting; and bring their stories of strength and survival to light.
Jordyn Schriener and her friend, Addison Short, attended the festival together. Moments after the firestorm of bullets began, the two say they started running in the opposite direction. Addison says, “Literally seconds after we started running I knew I had got shot. And I just went down.” She was hit in the shin.
“I tried to pick her up but I couldn’t,” says Jordyn who says she has bullet fragments in her leg. “And she just kept telling me, you have to go – you have to go.” She credits an out-of-state police officer with pulling her to safety moments later.
How does Addison say she survived? Dr. Phil’s special report, Aftermath Of An American Tragedy: Healing After The Horror In Vegas,
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