Jake Weber is an eyewitness to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Weber, General Manager of Thief River Falls Radio, is in Las Vegas where he was covering the country music festival on the strip. He said at first, he had no idea this was an act of violence. He thought it was fireworks at the end of the party.
He said, “Once it started to really sink in as I’m running around from different spot to different spot, wondering if this is a safe place to be, watching people fleeing…then it hit me..this is what we see in the news and it’s happening right now.”
Weber had just run back to his room in the Mandalay Bay to get some batteries for his video equipment when the shooting started. Along with a thousand others, Weber ended up being held for safety, in one of the hotel’s theaters for hours, waiting to get on a bus to be moved out of the active crime scene. Thanks to MNN Affiliate KFGO.
Jake Weber describes what he heard and saw: