By Kaylin Tran
As the first gunshots rang out, concert-goers at the Route 91 Country Music Festival initially thought the sounds were firecrackers. However, their high spirits soon turned to fright when screams began to echo throughout the area. In mere seconds, the festive crowd became a war zone as people ran for safety amidst dozens of falling bodies.
Although the gunfire only lasted for 15 minutes, thousands of victims were, and continue to be, affected by this atrocity.
Chelsea Romo, a resident in Southern California and mother of two, was blinded after metal fragments struck her eyes. Romo will be able to receive a corneal lense transplant in her right eye, but her left eye is damaged beyond repair.
“To hear that your daughter’s been shot is the worst nightmare for any father,” stated Romo’s father, Dave Ferm to KTLA News.