Survivors of the 2017 Las Vegas massacre were reportedly present in the California bar where a mass shooting took place on Wednesday night.
23-year-old Chandler Gunn of Newbury Park, Calif., quickly arrived at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks following news of the Wednesday night massacre to check on his friend who works there — a woman who also was at the Route 91 music festival in Vegas, where a gunman killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“A lot of people in the Route 91 situation go here,” Gunn told the outlet. “There’s people that live a whole lifetime without seeing this, and then there’s people that have seen it twice.”
Gunn says his friend told him that some kind of tear gas was thrown inside the bar during the attack and she was able to escape out the back toward apartments nearby. However, Gunn says he hasn’t been able to contact his friend again but knows she’s safe.
Meanwhile, 27-year-old Josh Coaly dashed to the scene after hearing from a friend who is also a survivor of the Vegas shooting and had texted him about the massacre at Borderline. Coaly said he spoke with his friend, who is with his father and doing fine.
“I just came to see if there’s anything I can do,” Coaly said.
24-year-old Carl Edgar said he had about 20 friends inside the bar. After hearing about the incident on Snapchat, he immediately texted friends who were at the club.
“As far as I know, all of my friends are OK, safe,” he said. “There are a few people we can’t get ahold of, but in these situations people usually turn off their phones to be safe so I’m not gonna get too worried. “A lot of my friends survived Route 91. If they survived that, they’ll survive this,” he told the paper.
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