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People from concert crowd recount deadly shooting

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A lone gunman killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 others attending a country music festival Sunday in Las Vegas, officials said.

Jaymi Depaco, a University of Arizona student, was at the concert with family and friends from high school. She returned to Tucson Monday afternoon.

Depaco said the incident was traumatizing.

“(People were) covering each other all they could and then the gunshots continued. Eventually, after a minute or so, everyone just got up and started running in different directions, knocking down fences to get out of there,” she said. “ Actually, I didn't even realize what was going on because it was just so sudden and then as soon as I got up I see some girl by me get shot in the face and just blood everywhere and that's when it hit me.”

Tyler McMahan was also at the concert. He was feet from the stage when shots were fired.

He said, at first, he thought the gunshots were fireworks.

“There was a person next to me, I saw them get shot. Then, as we ran away one of the guys I was running next to, I guess he got shot in the back,” said McMahan. “There was a lot of blood, a lot of blood everywhere.”

He said Sunday marked two years since the passing of his younger sister, Haley McMahan. He said she was his guardian angel Sunday night.

“I don't know how to explain it, everything was going on so fast it was all just kind of a blur, but I feel like she was there watching over me,” he said.

He said he will never forget that night.

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