WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A Triad couple is home safe after living through the mass shooting at the country music festival in Las Vegas.
Burnie and Kristen Little, of Winston-Salem, were on vacation in Las Vegas for their wedding anniversary. They were at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival as gun shots rang out.
"I prayed harder than I've ever prayed in my life," Kristen explained. "Just to get out of there, just to get home. My fear was that I wasn't coming home to see my kids."
She says she saw bullets land just 10 feet from where she was standing.
The couple ran as quickly as they could and made it to the Tropicana hotel.
"We ended up in a comedy club and that's where we hunkered down with another 50 to 60 people," Burnie said. "Some of the people who evacuated into the hotel with us were covered in blood."
The couple waited at the hotel for more than 5 hours, until police said it was safe to leave.
"The Lord got us out of there and to safety," Kristen said. "And there were a lot of people who weren't as lucky as we were."
While the couple says the experience was traumatizing and terrifying, they refuse to live in fear.
"Let's not let sick people and violent people and terrorists and people that are just evil affect life for the rest of us," Burnie said. "You just have to keep on going."
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