Three from Toledo area witness mass shooting

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LAS VEGAS (WTVG) -- One is there celebrating his 40th birthday, another is there on vacation and a third now works at a hotel and casino in food service management.

All three have ties to the Toledo area, and all three have different perspectives on the mass shooting that unfolded during a country concert on the Las Vegas strip.

Jason Holliday lives in Bowling Green. He was staying at the Tropicana, near Mandalay Bay, when he and his girlfriend saw the chaos below.

Sunday night, police say a lone gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, killing more than 50 and injuring more than 200 in a crowd of thousands.

They were watching Jason Aldean perform during the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival.

Carrie Franzen, 13abc's General Sales Manager, was also in Las Vegas, staying at the MGM Casino Hotel. She was walking near the concert when she heard the sound of gunfire and mistakenly took it for a helicopter.

People then began to scream and run for cover.

Mo Fares lived in Toledo for roughly a decade before moving to Las Vegas. He is now the food service manager at Four Queens and Binions, up the strip from where the shooting happened.

All three spoke with 13abc over the phone Monday morning, offering different perspectives on how the shooting played out, giving those in Toledo updates from different parts of Las Vegas.