Lawsuit filed against Mandalay Bay alleges hotel was warned about security flaws

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A new lawsuit against Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino represents more than 100 victims and the families of victims who were killed Oct. 1 by a mass shooter at a music festival. (KABC)

A new lawsuit filed against Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino represents more than 100 victims and the families of victims who were killed Oct. 1 by a mass shooter at a music festival.

Natalie Grumet recounts the terror she survived at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert on the Las Vegas strip nearly four months ago.

"I was shot before I heard the sound, all of a sudden my face felt like it was on fire," Grumet said.

She spent 20 days in the ICU and underwent four surgeries after being shot in the face that day. There are more surgeries in her future, and she says she struggles with survivor's guilt.

"I think about the the 58 people who died and were killed and their families every day," she said.

Grumet and two other shooting victims, Tiffany Huizar and Chelsea Romo, who lost an eye in the shooting, shared their stories as their attorney announced he filed a lawsuit against Mandalay Bay and MGM Resorts International Monday.

"They knew about the potential for this. It was completely foreseeable this would happen and it did happen," said attorney James Frantz.

According to Frantz, Mandalay Bay had been warned they were a soft target for a mass shooting and that they needed to improve security, add metal detectors and have better emergency escape plans.

"This hotel chain knew that and they did nothing to secure their property," Frantz said. "It was so bad, they didn't know there was a mass shooter in the hotel."

MGM Resorts International released a statement saying, "The tragic incident that took place on October 1 was a senseless act of evil perpetrated by a deranged individual. We will give our response to this case through the appropriate legal channels."

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