Woman's iPhone Reportedly Saved Her Life During Las Vegas Shooting


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A Las Vegas shooting survivor lost her phone but kept her life after a stray bullet hit the device during Sunday night's massacre, Las Vegas Now is reporting.

The unnamed woman was apparently holding the iPhone in her hand "just inches from her body" while running from the onslaught of bullets, CNN Executive Producer Jason Morell tweeted.

The concert attendee allegedly flagged down a taxi while fleeing the scene at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. That's when an unidentified cab driver snapped a photo of the shattered device, according to Las Vegas Now. The local news station also reports that the woman was thankfully unharmed.

A total of 58 victims lost their lives on Sunday (a revised count from previous estimates), while hundreds more suffered injuries, the New York Times states. Gunman Stephen Paddock fired at a crowd of over 20,000 from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel before turning the weapon on himself. An FBI official announced this morning that authorities are still investigating the 64-year-old's motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

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