LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Missouri- Lake of the Ozarks resident and businesswoman Tiffany Oppelt Maasen syas she was with her husband, Mark, last night in Las Vegas at the moment when a shooter rained bullets on a crowd gathered for a country music festival near the Mandalay Bat Casino Hotel. 58 have been confirmed dead and over 500 injured in the attack. The lone wold shooter reportedly killed himself. She posted the following on Facebook wanting to let friends know they are OK and to remind people what is important:
“We are in Vegas. Last night we experienced the scariest thing I could ever imagine! As we enjoyed a little gambling at the MGM casino, people, hundreds of them, came rushing through the casino screaming and crying about a shooter killing people outside. One lady was there and said she saw so many people shot..they ran to the safety inside but everyone was just running in fear and total chaos…leaving purses and even shoes behind. ”
“As people ran crying through the casino, I remember seeing the dealers go into total shut down mode. Locking down tables..it really hit me how serious this was.”
“Luckily, one of our group named a spot “Home Base.” Our group of 10 met back at home base and then made it to our room safely where we gathered as friends and listened to the scanner to events unfold. We wanted to be together. I’m thankful they were with us. Please Pray for Vegas. “
“This was too close. It can happen anywhere HUG, LOVE, LIVE.”
Las Vegas law enforcement officials shared a number for people to call and check on loved ones. Call and share this number: 1-866-535-5654.