One of the survivors of Sunday’s Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting says it wasn’t the first time she’s had to dodge a gunman’s bullets; she also safely escaped the massacre in Las Vegas two years ago.
Alicia Olive says she sunk into a deep depression following the 2017 incident at a Vegas music festival, which turned out to be the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
In fact, Sunday’s Garlic Festival in California marked the first time she was able to summon the courage to attend a public event. She went with two friends she met in a Las Vegas massacre support group.
Olive says she and her friends were about to leave the festival when she heard the shots. “I said, ‘I can’t believe this is happening again,'” she recalls. “We were trying to find somewhere to get cover. It’s time to say enough is enough.