“I just remember feeling something hit my back, and it was, like, it was a very hard impact,” she said. “After the third (volley of gunfire), when people really started panicking and running away and people started taking it more seriously, is when I got hit.”
By the time the gunman stopped shooting 10 minutes later, 58 people were dead and hundreds were injured.
Babik was able to get out of the venue with the help of friends and other concertgoers, and made it to the hospital.
The bullet that hit her narrowly missed hitting her spinal cord, which would have likely paralyzed her.
Due to the location of the bullet, doctors couldn’t take it out, Babik said.
“I’m just kind of scared for the future, because the bullet has to stay in my back,” she said. “They can’t remove it.”
Babik said the bullet will be a constant reminder of how things could have ended differently.
“No one did anything to deserve this, and now, over 50 people lost their lives and I could’ve been one of them,” she said.
University of Florida student Kristin Babik was in Las Vegas Sunday night enjoying a country music concert when a gunman opened fire. She is one of hundreds of people injured in the attack.Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Wednesday, October 4, 2017