Former John and Ken Show guest Attorney Brian Claypool was at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas last night when shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire.
“It was pretty eerie because Jason [Aldean] kind of hesitated in his song and I’m thinking, ‘Wow, he’s pretty worried about something’ and then all of a sudden we heard the shots and then I saw him drop his guitar."
Claypool was sitting in the VIP area and witnessed the chaos and horror. He told ABC News:
“I knew something was wrong and then I heard shots fired, just going off like they were right on top of us. So I ran to the front of the aisle, laid face down on the aluminum, was pulling people down because I think a lot of folks didn’t realize at that point that the shooting was taking place. They were still sitting up.
I have to tell you, when I was on that ground, that shooting went on for -- it had to have been 20 or 30 seconds.
The hardest for me was -- I saw six young women, they were maybe 20, 22. They were all crying on the ground. I was trying to be calm. But I thought at the moment of the Orlando shooting because we were in this room. We didn’t know where the shooter was. We thought he was going to jump the fence and come in this room and shoot us all. So I didn’t know whether that was the right decision. I’m thinking, ‘Am I gonna die in this room?’
I didn’t want to die inside of this little room with these girls. I rallied everybody out of that room to run north to get away from the shots.”
Brian Claypool talked to us this afternoon about his experience: