Coleen Myton Sears and husband Kevin Sears, of Surrey. (Photo: Facebook image).

Surrey man injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

He and wife at Route 91 Harvest Festival concert when gunman opened fire from Mandalay Bay Hotel

A Surrey resident who was shot in the Las Vegas shooting was in Royal Columbian Hospital Friday to have his wound examined.

“The bullet wound has swelled up the size of an orange,” said Kevin Sears, of Fraser Heights. “I’m in a weird spot right now, in a hospital around a whole bunch of people. If I was at home I’d talk to you all day long but I don’t feel comfortable talking to you today at a hospital.”

He and his wife Colleen had been at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert when the gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, killing 58 and injuring nearly 500. Colleen was not injured, Sears said. “Not physically.”

The couple went to RCH emergency “just to take some precautionary measures,” she said.

Sears said the bullet “went from approximately three inches below my shoulder blade and then six inches out underneath my arm.”

He earlier told Global BC that “a third barrage of rounds of fire came out and that’s when I got hit. We were in the main field, right in front of the stage. So basically we were sitting ducks.”



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey’s Jujhar Khaira registers first two-goal game of NHL career

The Edmonton Oilers forward has nine points in 16 games this season

Movie about Surrey’s ‘Sandwich Nazi’ now airing on multiple streaming sites

‘The Sandwich Nazi’ film first aired in 2015 amidst conflict between star and director

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at Delta farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

Proposed Delta bylaw to change rules about secondary suites, parking

Most of the changes in Delta’s new bylaw are largely administrative, but could impact some homeowners

VIDEO: IHIT identifies Langley murder victim

IHIT is now on scene investigating the death.

Tourism Delta seeks North Deltan for board of directors

Candidates must have “ability to represent the needs of the community and understand the challenges”

B.C. actress’s role in Wonder brings perspective to the topic of bullying

Crystal Lowe plays bully’s mother in the Hollywood movie

Site C decision coming Monday

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

VIDEO: Man frustrated that Vancouver taxi driver won’t take him home to New Westminster

Kuldip Gill says that not being able to get a ride to the suburbs is a constant problem

Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation

Todd’s mother Carol stresses the importance of putting the phone down and talking with children

UPDATE: Train hits hydro pole, causes outage near Deltaport

No injuries reported but traffic in and out of Deltaport is blocked

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

Most Read