Viral Mystery 1 Solved
- January 27, 2020
- Andrew S Gillis
The man who wore the boots that turned into the subject of an incredible photo in the fallout of the Las Vegas slaughter was shot in the leg during the savagery.
Stephen Vicelja went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival with companions wearing his cowpoke boots embellished with the American banner. At the point when the principal shots rang out, he thought firecrackers were going off.
In any case, at that point, he was shot in the leg.
“I’m hit, run… and I just took off and began running,” Vicelja told CBS.
When Vicelja made it out of the scene an outsider pulled his boots off to help wrap him up.
“That is that control I was sitting at,” Vicelja said. “You can see sort of the gauzes that individuals used to wrap me up and those are certainly my boots.”
Vicelja, who is currently once more from the clinic, recognized an image of his boots via web-based networking media. The image was taken by a picture taker for the Las Vegas Sun and has since circulated around the web. In the picture, the stars-and-stripes boots are seen lying in the midst of swathe wrappers deserted by the benevolent odder who helped Vicelja.
“It was quite stunning to perceive what number of individuals were helping every one of those individuals sitting on the check,” Vicelja said.
Presently he needs to recover the boots. They’ve become an image of his endurance and a token of the individuals who lost their lives, including his South Torrance High cohort Christiana Duarte.
“We were all sort of petitioning God for her and trusting she got found however we heard the most exceedingly awful news,” Vicelja said.
Vicelja is additionally keeping his blood-splashed show wristband.
Vicelja was limping, yet alright and was relied upon to see a specialist to decide whether more shrapnel ought to be expelled from his leg, as indicated by CBS