Local mom relives panic of Vegas concert
MISHAWAKA, Ind. - The local mother of a 20-year-old who worked at the Vegas concert turned mass shooting Sunday shares those terrifying moments.
“The only thing she keeps saying is mom I feel like I had a target on my back. It could have been me. I could have died," said Kimberly McGee, whose daughter worked at the concert.
McGee's daughter was working as an usher at the Jason Aldean concert Sunday night when the shots rang out that shook their world.
“I woke up at 6:30 and I always check my phone, so it was about 4:36 exactly, our time that she had texted saying, 'mom I’m at home safe, so when you see something on the news don’t panic,'” said her Kimberly's daughter.
Kimberly says of course she panicked, and she and her husband immediately turned on the news.
“She goes at first I thought it was fireworks...She said but there was a brick wall on the side of me and I couldn’t see anything. She said I just kept looking around, so I just started moving back by my gate. It was the gate in front of her where people were being shot, and ...she can go up and watch one of the songs or performances. She was waiting for tattoos on this town, and she just kept crying and said mom if that song would have been on, I would have been up there," said Kimberly.
She says her daughter is still completely traumatized by the sounds she heard and the sights she saw while working her dream job.
“She loves her job and I hope this doesn’t stop her, and I don’t think it will, but it’s hard. You know this was our worst nightmare, and after a month-and-a-half, this is what happens," said Kimberly.
Kimberly is flying out to Vegas Tuesday to be with her daughter for the next few days.
She tells ABC 57 that the company for whom her daughter works, WeServe, has confirmed that all 120 of their employees are safe and accounted for.