Butler Radio is reporting that the warden of the Butler County Prison was in Las Vegas on Sunday during the mass shooting.
Joe DeMore told KDKA-TV that he was not at the country music country but was a few casinos away at Planet Hollywood when people started running in. They initially feared a shooter was chasing them.
DeMore said he and his brother ran into a nearby restaurant and hid in a stairwell for 15 minutes unsure what was going on. He soon learned of the unfolding tragedy.
In a Facebook post, DeMore wrote: “I’ve never been so scared or felt so helpless in my life. Prayers for all, can’t wait to get home Wednesday.”
Police say more than 50 people have been killed and over 500 injured in what marks the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The gunman, who took his own life, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino and shot down into an outdoor concert venue across the street.