On KVRR Local News at 9: Fargo Man Keeps His Cool During Shooting in Las Vegas
One of them used his experience in the Navy to keep calm and get his friends out alive
FARGO, ND — Three Fargo couples were in the crowd as chaos erupted during that mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas Sunday night.
One of them used his experience in the Navy to keep calm and get his friends out alive.
Beau Flom, his wife Adrianne and two other couples were enjoying the final day of the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday when the shooting started.
It was the last concert on the last night of the festival and country music singer Jason Aldean was on stage.
At first, Flom, like many others, believed the sounds were fireworks.
When he saw the performers evacuate the stage he knew that it was, in fact, gunfire.
Flom spent nine years in the Navy and said he used his training to keep a clear head and get his friends to safety.
“I’ve been around machine guns, shot them, so I recognize…that’s part of recognizing what they sound like,” Flom said. “The main thing is to keep calm and recognize what the situation is. Don’t make it worse than it is and then make clear decisions, not based on panic.”
Flom said the most important reason his group survived is that they crouched low as bullets whizzed over their heads.
Coming up at nine, KVRR reporter Jason Cerjak has more from Flom and how he and his friends escaped from the shooting.