Gallup woman remembered on anniversary of Las Vegas shooting
October 01, 2018 06:09 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A sunrise service marked a year of pain and a year of healing in Las Vegas.
“We are not just Vegas strong, we are Vegas stronger,” said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman killed 58 people during the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Lisa Romero-Muniz, of Gallup, is one of the victims.
Her husband, Chris Muniz, says that late October night will haunt him forever.
“We tried to get out of there, turn and run, but there was just so many people, we couldn't really move anywhere,” he said.
Chris said he tried to stay with his wife, but people wanted to make sure he survived.
“People were dragging me out of there, making me leave, telling me it's not safe. And I'm like, ‘I don't want to leave her, I can't leave her,’” Chris recalled.
Since that moment, the family has struggled to come to terms with what happened.
“I don't know, shouldn't have been her, shouldn't have been anybody,” Muniz said.
Updated: October 01, 2018 06:09 PM
Created: October 01, 2018 04:16 PM
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