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Corpus Christi man vacationing in Las Vegas describes shooting

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A concert in Las Vegas ended in tragedy as 20 people were killed and over 100 injured after a gunman fired multiple rounds from the 32 floor of a hotel.

Local resident Jay Villanueva is currently vacationing in Las Vegas.

"We're right across the street from the Tropicana, where the concert's at, and we've been talking to people all day they've been talking about going to the show and they've been really nice. So, it's pretty sad that this happened to those people," Villanueva said.

Villanueva said he was back at his hotel when the gunfire began.

"When we were coming to the elevators to come to the room, we saw a bunch of police come out of like a service elevator entrance and when they all came out, there was a bunch of them, and they all had their weapons drawn and they were transporting victims," Villanueva said. "One man was on a gurney and you could see blood on the sheets and another was a woman in a wheelchair and you can see she had been wounded too." 

Villanueva said he does not think this will stop him from visiting Las Vegas in the future, but he  said he is just ready to come home from this trip.

"Everything is at a standstill usually the casino is with a lot of people and alive but right now it's just people standing around. Some are in their rooms. The strip is pretty quiet," Villanueva said.

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