Tri-Cities women make it home after witnessing attack in Las Vegas
PASCO, Wash — We're learning more and more about folks from the Tri-Cities area who were in Las Vegas when the mass shooting happened Sunday night.
They're now filtering back home.
Action News caught up with two women as they got home to the Tri-Cities tonight so they could tell what it was like when the horrible events happened.
Lori Oord was at the same concert as the 59 people who were killed when Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd. She said she's glad to be home and safe,
"I didn't know if I was going to make it out alive. I thought about my kids."
She said when they first heard the gunshots they weren't alarmed. It was only when Jason Aldean was rushed from the stage they realized something was wrong.
Oord said as she and her friend ran for safety they had to duck for cover between volleys of gunfire,
"The first round we had to hide underneath tables. Second round we were hiding behind portables. We were hiding behind vending machines, anything we could. There was a while there while I was trapped between people that were trying to get out."
She said it felt like it was a nightmare and she really wanted to wake up.
Meanwhile, up the street, Brandee Jamison from Pasco was hunkered down in her hotel room,
"Because at the time they were saying 'there are multiple shooters, don't leave your room.' Everything was on lock-down. It was terrifying. I was just crying in my room, I was by myself just shaking."
Both women commented on how well the first-responders handled things but said Las Vegas was changed after the mass-shooting and people just wanted to go home.
Jamison, who was in Las Vegas on business, said she and co-workers tried to get out of there as quickly as possible,
"We got on the next flight we could but there were so many people leaving Vegas early. Flights were booked."
Oord said she's grateful to be back on Washington soil but that we cant let the bad guys make us afraid to go out,
"And that's what I'm going to try to do every minute, just live my life the way that God wants me to live and move forward."