Three from Gilbert run away as shots ring out in Las Vegas

3 from Gilbert run as shots ring out in Vegas
Posted at 10:42 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 13:38:34-04

Three 20-year-olds from Gilbert feel extremely lucky to have made it home after witnessing the deadly shooting in Las Vegas.

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Triston Hankins, Callie Giles and Ashley Duro were near the left side of the stage when gunfire broke out Sunday night.

They didn't realize something was wrong until the stage went black. 

"I knew people were dying when I saw a girl, she was covered in blood," said Duro. 

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The three took off running. 

"As soon as they (gunshots) were going off, we would find coverage anywhere we could then start running as it stopped," Duro said. 

"We didn't know if we were going to get hit in the back the whole time we were running, and that's when I called my family members," Hankins added.

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Hankins called his mom first. Tamera Hankins listened to the horror unfold over the phone.

"I'm hearing he's running and he keeps screaming, 'I don't want to die, I love you,'" Hankins said.

The three are still not sure how they got so lucky. 

"It's still not real, it just seemed like a nightmare, like we were living a real life nightmare," Duro said.

Over 50 people were killed and over 500 were injured at the hands of Stephen Paddock.