Tanner Roundy, a UJ senior from Henderson, Nev., misplaced his greatest pal whereas different household and associates who have been on the live performance are struggling within the aftermath. He flew house Thursday afternoon.
Quinton Robbins, 20, was close to the stage of the nation music pageant together with his girlfriend when he was struck within the chest by a bullet from the lodge sniper who killed fifty eight individuals and wounded over four hundred others earlier than taking his personal life.
“He was one in every of my greatest buddies,” Roundy stated.
Roundy and Robbins have been collectively almost each day of his week residence throughout summer time break. They performed basketball at a church and frolicked with different associates.
“Each night time he’d say ‘what do you need to do?”‘ Roundy stated.
Roundy stated he was in mattress when he noticed the primary information stories of the capturing occurring in Las Vegas. He thought it appeared “loopy” however did not assume it was that critical at first.
“Once I noticed the primary video come out I began considering that is fairly critical and I want to seek out out who was there and I began checking,” he stated.
The primary Twitter submit he noticed was “Pray for Q,” a nickname for Robbins. Somebody informed him Robbins was shot however nobody knew his situation on the time.
“I made a variety of telephone calls,” Roundy stated.
Robbins was a Las Vegas metropolis employee who needed to be a dentist, Roundy stated. He had a terrific relationship together with his girlfriend and every part was going so properly, he stated.
“Everyone liked him,” Roundy stated. “This impacted lots of people. He was nice associates with so many individuals.”
Roundy stated a cousin and a pal have been additionally close to the stage on the live performance. They have been each kicked out of the live performance for preventing earlier than the capturing, he stated.
“What would have occurred in the event that they did not get kicked out?” he stated.
Buddies and cousins who have been on the live performance stated they haven’t slept, he stated. They shut their eyes and keep in mind the gunshots, he stated.
The “why and the how” of the capturing will come out sooner or later in time. For now he does not need to dwell on it.
Jerome Byndloss, a UJ junior from Las Vegas who’s learning bodily schooling, stated Las Vegas is an enormous metropolis however that everybody is aware of everyone via anyone. He attended Las Vegas Excessive Faculty and stated classmates have been amongst these killed or wounded within the capturing.
“I do know fairly a couple of individuals who have been there (on the live performance) and a few of them have been both killed or harm,” Byndloss stated. “Loads of my household have been there and to see how harm they’re regardless that they’re protected is sort of heartbreaking.”
Byndloss had already gone to mattress Sunday and awoke…