A 49-year-old California mother named Debby Allen is going crazy to find her son who went to attend the concert at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night.
Allen’s Navy veteran son Chris Roybal was still inside and she was yet unaware whether he was dead.
Allen of Corona, California told the Daily News, “I desperately wanted to go back in to find him. Nobody would let me go back in, they were pulling me away. I kept screaming, ‘My son! My son!’ But they said, ‘You can’t go back into the gunfire.'”
She said, “It was horrible. I couldn’t keep my feet underneath me. I kept collapsing. I just wanted to go back in so badly. But people were jumping over everything to get out.”
Allen was in Las Vegas with her son Chris Roybal to celebrate his upcoming 29th birthday next week, but the celebration turned into the biggest tragedy of their life.
The mum and son were chilling and hanging out by the pool on Sunday and had $500 dinner on Thursday before going to the at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. And then they headed back to their rooms at the Mandalay Bay in order to take a nap before the concert.
According to the Allen, she woke up later and learned that his son had already gone to the concert. Her son Chris Roybal told her to meet inside the concert by phone, he said that he tried to wake Allen but when she didn’t wake up, he decided to meet her at the concert.
Roybal was with some of his firefighter friends when he first departed the hotel. Allen said that when she reached at the concert after her son, she texted him to catch up. She texted her son: “Baby, where are you? Send me your location.”
She said the location sharing wasn’t working due to a different model of cell phones. So, she took her picture near the stage and sent it to Roybal. Before she got a reply, someone unleashed a barrage on a Las Vegas on Sunday night at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.