Shock quickly engulfed the country music community this past Sunday after a mass shooter opened fire during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
In total, 58 victims lost their lives and hundreds more were injured in what will now be remembered as the deadliest mass shooting in the history of our nation.
Country/Remix artist Dee Jay Silver finished up his set shortly before Jason Aldean took the stage that night.
The country DJ and his wife were forced to run for cover during the shooting, all the while, their precious baby boy was in a room with his nanny at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Dee Jay Silver received a text asking him what room his son was in. He replied with the room number, and it turned out the shooter’s room was on the same floor, a few doors down.
After realizing their baby was in the same hotel as the shooter, Dee Jay Silver and his wife tried their best to stay calm. By that time the hotel was on lockdown, and even if there was a way to get inside, running towards the hotel would have increased their risk of getting shot.
The Vegas SWAT team arrived at the hotel shortly after Silver received the text and rushed the baby to safety.
A few hours later, the country DJ and his wife were reunited with their son.
Silver’s wife Jenna shared a photo on Instagram showing her son in the arms of his nanny — walking to safety. Jenna was grateful that the nanny took such great care of her son in their absence. She is also relieved that her son is too young to remember the traumatic event.
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