Bishop locals recount terror at Route 91 Harvest Fest
They hid under a truck and, “Listened to it rain.”
Tanya Kibrel, holding her 10-month old baby Karsen in her arms, ran with her husband Kyle Kibrel, all of Bishop, to a parking area at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1 as bullets sprayed the crowd.
Despite feeling nauseous and shaky telling the story, Tanya Kibrel described the harrowing scene she witnessed at the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
The parking area the Kibrels ran to was away from the crowd, but not far enough. She told The Sheet that the owner of a truck offered to let the family sit in the vehicle’s cab, but it was in the front row of cars closest to the crowd. They went back farther and hid behind another truck. The crowd pushed open a corner of the fence surrounding the concert area near the parking area, and a flood of people poured out.
“People were jumping into dumpsters and ditches,” anything to get away from the relentless gunfire,” Kibrel explained.
Kibrel banged on the hood of the first car that came by and lifted her baby to the windshield. The driver, Jonathon Fine of Las Vegas, let the family into the backseat of his Tesla. She said people were pleading and begging to get in the car as they made their way through the crowds, but there was no more room.