Published on October 5th, 2017 | by Alan Cross4
“What I Learned from Being at the Las Vegas Shooting” – A First Person Account
The senseless massacre in Las Vegas has dominated the news this week. Amongst the coverage is this first-person account of what it was like to be in that crowd.
As I write this I’m flying home from Las Vegas after the tragic and senseless shooting that resulted in 59 deaths and over 500 injuries.
Elena and I were at ground zero when all of this happened. We had been staying at Mandalay Bay Hotel for the last four days, literally a few floors from where the shooter was preparing the largest mass killing in US history. We had been staying just a few floors below him and would host a party in the Foundation Room just a few floors above him the night of the shooting.
On Sunday, October 2nd, the night of the shooting, I was holding an investors meet and greet for Cardone Capital. Almost a hundred very qualified investors showed up at the Foundation Room on the 43rd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort to learn more about what I am doing in the real estate space. The event started at 7 pm and at 9:58pm, I announced I was going down to the casino to play some Texas Hold-Em poker, before flying home to Miami.