PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - FOX 29 spoke with several local residents who made their way home from Las Vegas after the worst mass shooting in the United States.
Leonard Trader, of Wilmington, is happy to be home from what he described as a war zone. He and others in the city during the shooting were hurried off the Las Vegas Strip and locked down in place. He went on to explain, “All surrounding counties coming in helicopters coming in from everywhere.”
Jenna Kliener, of Southampton, New Jersey, had this to say, “We couldn’t leave our rooms. My boyfriend and I got separated. It was pretty scary.”
Alan Schoen, of Scranton, was there and described the scene he witnessed, “We could see it all through the windows. The streets were blocked off.”
Alan and a group of golfing buddies from Scranton got out to the airport early to head home. He said, “We had some difficulty getting out but we were able to get out.”
Timothy Lenahan encountered a couple he believed had come straight from the concert the airport. He explained, “The woman was covered in blood. Both their legs covered in dirt.”
He says he and his crew offered them help. They declined and used an airport shower.
“The evidence of tragedy was all over their faces (you couldn’t help). No and frankly they looked like they were in complete shock.”
Leonard Trader went on to say, “They set up a triage in the parking lot. All the hospitals backed up. I couldn’t believe it. It was real terrible.”