It’s a husband’s worst nightmare. Canadian man Joseph Lambourne knew his wife Jan was at the country music concert in Las Vegas that turned deadly before he received ominous texts from her.
On Sunday, at least 59 people were killed and over 500 were injured at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The victims were shot from a smashed out window of a 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It marked the deadliest shooting in American history. Jan was one of the 22,000 concertgoers at the three-day festival.
Joseph told CTV News his sister-in-law called to tell him there had been a shooting.
"Her sister called me at probably, I think it was midnight, and told me,” he said, adding that he was at work at the time.
Not long after the call, Joseph received texts from his wife.
"She said ‘I've been shot' and then she said ‘I love you so much.’ It scared the hell out of me."
According to AOL, Jan was originally listed in critical condition and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. She has now been upgraded to stable. Her friend Jody Ansell was shot in the arm.
“She says she heard three or four pops at the beginning and her and her friend thought they were setting off fireworks,” Joseph said, according to the Daily Mail. “Then there was more pops she thought ‘oh yeah somebody’s playing with firecrackers’ and then she said everybody started running.”
Lambourne immediately left work upon hearing the news. The Teulon, Manitoba man has booked a flight for him and his family to fly to Nevada to see his injured wife.