Dan Bilzerian found himself in the middle of the chaos.
The shooting incident in Las Vegas that took place Sunday night is already being heralded as the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States. As we reported this morning, at least fifty people are dead and over four hundred have been hospitalized. The incident took place during a music festival, when a gunman opened fire on the crowd during a performance from country star Jason Aldean. The main suspect is sixty-four year old Stephen Paddock, who supposedly opened fire as he stood on the balcony of his hotel room, which was on the thirty-second floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Las Vegas Police Undersherriff Kevin McMahill said that Paddock was carrying at least eight weapons at the time, including "long rifles." Now, in a new video clip from that tragic night, Dan Bilzerian shared details of how he witnessed a victim lose their life in a gruesome way.
As per footage that was shared by TMZ, Bilzerian filmed himself as he was fleeing the scene at the Route 91 music festival, where all hell was breaking loose. His first line in the clip is horrifying: "Holy f**k, this girl just got shot in the f**king head." The terror was real, as screams from others who found themselves in the perilous situation, as well as the sound of multiple police helicopters, could be heard in the background as Bilzerian was speaking. The Instagram star shared the clip as part of his story on the social media platform, which quickly got captured and republished across various other digital media outlets. It's yet another slice of what has become a dark period in American history, where these shootings feel more like commonplace occurrences than rare brushes with tragedy.
In terms of Paddock's fate, the man was eventually killed, but police have no way of knowing if he died by his own hand or not. "He was shot, but I cannot tell you that it was the police that shot him. He may have self-inflicted that gunshot wound. Those details are still emerging throughout our investigation." One concertgoer said that the gunfire went on for at least 10-15 minutes. As this story continues to unfold, we will bring you updates.