Cobb County couple hid in a nearby hotel during Las Vegas shooting

by: Dave Huddleston, Rikki Klaus Updated:

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Georgia residents are returning home from Las Vegas and telling Channel 2 Action News about their harrowing experiences.

Some metro area families have already returned and they shared their thoughts during the deadly attacks. They flew back Monday night from Las Vegas. 


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One Cobb County couple Channel 2's Rikki Klaus spoke with say they feel lucky to be alive after they almost attended the concert. They ended up locked down in a nearby hotel.  Their flight home is expected later today. 

“We knew people that went out to Route 91,” Alex Boss-Hall said. “Definitely hits close to home.”

Boss-Hall and her husband, Greg Hall, never expected to be affected so closely by a mass shooting.


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“You never realize that it’s going to happen to someone that you could know,” she said.

The couple said most of their friends made it home safely, but not everyone.

“I knew a coworker whose brother was shot. He’s alive," she explained.

Boss-Hall said a GoFundMe page for him is circulating on social media.

“They’re collecting money for him, and hopefully he’s going to pull through and be okay.”

It's the financial and blood donations locals are offering to those affected that make Las Vegas resident June Hirt proud.

“This was quite a shock to I think everyone in our community but I must say I’m so proud of my neighbors and the people that are in my community for reaching out and helping. It reminded me so much of when I was in New York at 9/11,” Hirt said.
 

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