Clovis woman describes terrifying moments being in the middle of Las Vegas mass shooting

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In a matter of seconds, a fun getaway with girlfriends, turned into a nightmare. (KFSN)

"The rapid-fire starts and you see him look panicked and get rushed off the stage, and that's when everybody just went down."

Michele Fiester shot video just as country star Jason Aldean was starting his next song. In a matter of seconds, a fun getaway with girlfriends turned into a nightmare.

"I really thought that I was gonna die. Because I couldn't tell if there were shooters on the ground that had gotten in somehow-- it was terrifying."

The Clovis resident said everyone took off running. She was going so fast, she lost her sandals, and was forced to run barefoot through the chaos.

"I thought they were on the ground chasing everyone, so I really thought at any moment I was gonna get shot."

Fiester's friends went in a different direction, but she knew they were safe based on text messages in a group chat, as they tried to find her. And once she thought she was in a safe spot, she called her husband, back home in Clovis.

"The first time I tried to call him, was while I was still running and by myself. Because I didn't want him to hear about it on the news before he heard from me by any chance."

But that call was cut short when Fiester said a massive crowd came from behind, yelling to run again.

"I hung up on him and kept running, and then, when I met up with this couple, I text him that I was safe and far enough away."

Fiester said that couple, complete strangers, have been the only silver lining in this. They noticed she was alone and put her up in their home overnight until it was safe for her to go back to her hotel.

Now, Fiester can't wait to get back home to the Valley to be with her family.

"I can't wait to hug my husband and my children. Yeah. I can't wait to see if I can even make it back to my hotel yet to start the drive home."

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