San Bernardino shooting survivor travels to Las Vegas to console victims

Thursday, October 05, 2017 06:52PM
With all the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history now identified, family members and survivors of other mass shootings have come to Vegas to console those impacted.


LAS VEGAS - With all the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history now identified, family members and survivors of other mass shootings have come to Las Vegas to console those impacted. That includes a husband and wife from San Bernardino.

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"It hurt me a lot. Here we go again. People getting killed. Injured. Just scared," said John Ramos, a survivor of the 2015 San Bernardino shooting.

John Ramos says his life was forever changed on Dec. 2, 2015 when his San Bernardino County Health Department holiday party was the scene of a mass shooting. He hasn't gone back to work, but says therapy has helped him greatly.

"To let them know that they're not alone, that we do care. Recovery isn't going to happen in a few days or a few weeks. It's continuous," said Ramos.

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Family members of those lost in the Aurora, Colorado and Isla Vista shootings are also in Las Vegas and plan on meeting with families to show their support.

"This is our first time here. It's very hard. We're here to help. We know how you feel. And we love Vegas. It means a lot to us too. We come here a lot," said Ramos's wife, Mary, who also joined him on the trip.

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The group will attend a candlelight vigil in Las Vegas Thursday evening. They're calling on Congress to take action and say they will continue to make trips to the aftermath of shootings until something is changed.
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