On Sunday night, as country star Jason Aldean closed out the end of the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of innocent concertgoers.
The shooter hid from a room in the Mandalay Bay hotel as he unloaded round after round onto the unsuspecting people below. At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 others were injured.
The shooter was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, and NBC News reported that authorities used explosives to enter his hotel room, where they found several weapons.
Absolutely terrifying footage has emerged of the moment the shots descended upon the crowd and about an hour before the chaos broke out, one concertgoer received a now-chilling warning.
Brianna Hendricks, who was celebrating her 21st birthday, told the Daily Mail that she was enjoying the concert when a woman, who she described as being about 5 feet 5 inches tall, started playing with people's hair and “acting crazy” before she delivered a message:
“She said they're all around us and we were going to die.”
Hendricks explained that the woman, along with her boyfriend, were pushing their way through the crowd under the pretense that her boyfriend “couldn't breath.”
“It seemed she was telling us to either warn us or she was part of it and she was telling us because she knew we were going to die, it was so scary,” Hendricks added.
Fortunately, Hendricks and her mom returned to their room at the Mandalay Bay before the shooting began, but she noted that they witnessed it from their room:
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“It was terrifying,” she said. “We heard constant gunfire.”
Marilou Danley, Paddock's roommate, was questioned by police, but CNN reported that she is no longer suspected of having any connection or knowledge about the deadly shooting.
As of the time of publication, police have not reported anyone being questioned that matches Hendrick's description, although the Daily Mail reported she was interviewed by police about what the woman told her.