John Rich, of Big & Rich, performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival shortly before shots rang out at the show.
The country show star was hanging out at the Redneck Riveria bar, which he owns, after his performance when the gang at the festival was barraged with bullets.
The gun owner gave his weapon to an off-duty cops officers officer.
Rich told Fox News source on Mon.,”I had a Minneapolis cops officers officer off-duty hanging out. He came as much as me & he showed me his badge & he states, ‘I am officer… & I’m not armed for the 1st time ever I can not consider it. Are you armed? I stated, ‘Yes sir, I’m armed.’ I’ve my hid weapons allow & I stated, ‘Yes, I’m armed.’ He stated, ‘Can I’ve your firearm so I can hold point on this front door?’
Rich desribed the scene at his bar.
“So, I handed over my firearm to him & everybody got behind him for about two hours with out flinching this guy kept some extent on in that front door just in case someone came via,” Rich recalled.
The singer stated Sun. evening’s tragedy was “an attack on America.”
The deadliest mass shooting in trendy U.S. historical past left at the very least 59 lifeless & greater than 520 people injured after a gunman opened fire on crowd of 22,000 concertgoers.
The 64-year-old shooter attacked the gang from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay overlooking the show.
No less than 59 people have been killed & greater than 520 injured in Las Vegas Sun. when a gunman opened fire at a rustic music festival