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Bowling Green Native Makes it to Safety During Las Vegas Shooting

Bowling Green native Derek Mitts is a guitar technician for country singer Jason Aldean. Aldean was performing on stage when the gunfire began in Las Vegas.

Derek called his wife Ashley Mitts just after midnight Central Time.

" I just get a phone call and my husband says, 'I don't want you to wake up in the morning and see this on the news without me telling you. There is what sounds like machine guns going off and we are running and I dont know where anybody else is. But I wanted to call and tell you I love you and just to pray, please pray,'" said Ashley.

Derek and the rest of the Aldean crew did make it to safety.

The singer later posted on social media, “My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night.”

(This story was originally published on October 2, 2017) 

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