Skip to comments.'Hailey, I Love You': Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Leaves Horrifying Message For Daughter As Bullets
Posted on 10/05/2017 10:22:17 AM PDT by nickcarraway
'Hailey, I Love You': Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Leaves Horrifying Message For Daughter As Bullets Rain Down
A Fresno woman who survived the Las Vegas massacre shared a horrifying recording she left for her daughter as bullets were raining down near her from the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Crystal Alaniz quickly took cover under a trailer Sunday night when the deadly mass shooting began, and she feared she was about to die.
She immediately called her daughter with these words: "Oh my god, we're getting shot right now. Hailey, I love you. Hailey I love you."
Alaniz thought it would be her last words to her 11-year old daughter. Shots started ricocheting off the ground within two feet of her, and she had to run again.
Alaniz was reunited with the her daughter Monday morning in Fresno.
"I was telling her that I love her, and I can't wait to see her again," Alaniz said. "I was hoping that I was gonna get out of there. I didn't believe that I could get out of there. I thought I was gonna die at that moment." Alaniz said she met a couple under the bleachers that told her they needed to run.
"So we looked back and forth. We peeked out. We didn't see anyone. We saw everyone running," Alaniz explained. "As soon as I started running, I was next to people who were getting shot and dropping to the floor."
In the heat of the moment, I’m sure a lot of folks would leave a message like that.
I would leave out the part about being shot right now.
If there’s rapid automatic fire raining down, I might go the texting route too.
Reassure that kid that you were thinking of them, and loving them very much.
Don’t leave them with a video that will scar their mind for life.
Dumb move on a mother’s part to tell their child they’re getting shot. Still, she gets a pass for heat of the moment.
Wouldn’t her best bet be to stay under the trailer? (Of course, it depends on the trailer).
I understand the ricochet issue, but if she was under cover...
Like I said, depends on the trailer.
The golden rule of flying.
Aviate....navigate....communicate, in that order.
That was a time to be thinking, planning, executing, escaping, watching, improving your cover, helping the wounded, not freaking out your daughter who can do nothing.... etc.
The emotional garbage can come later. Strapped in an airline seat, go for it. Pinned down under fire? Morons.
Reminds me of years ago I was on a military base in a foreign land. The local troops were staging a war game of being attacked from foreign countries. I had to wait in a court yard so I decided to call my father because it was father’s day. As I was talking to him some special operators let off machine gun fire. My dad said, “what the hell is that? Is that uzzis?” Uh, that’s machine gun fire dad... They’re having a drill here. Maybe I should let you go dad. Heh, heh. He probably still thinks I was somewhere where I shouldn’t have been. It was a fun day though.
So it is a horrifying message to tell someone that you love them when you are taking fire from somewhere and people are dying? Not exactly horrifying, though I’m sure the daughter was quite concerned and prating that her mother did not become a casualty, especially if the mother was unable to tell her the real outcome as far as she was concerned. I mean there should have been no more than a 30 minute gap between the message left and the update to come. The press just had to sensationalize the story to make it more than it really was.
You need to read the story, “I took Grandma to Nam” by Sonny Hoffman. You’ll find it with online search.
Like I too posted, it obviously was an unsecure trailer they were hiding under...........
A semi type trailer would have a quite thick; usually oak; floor.
As well as most everything else he wrote...
“The Loudest Noise” will curdle the marrow of your bones.
Found it... great reading! http://www.vietvet.org/grandma.htm
We used to get together on Memorial Day at the Nam Viet restaurant in Arlington but lost track of him many years ago.