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Tri-State resident attending Vegas convention responds to shooting

SWAT investigates a mass shooting Sunday, October 1, 2017, on the Las Vegas Strip. (KSNV)

We continue to speak with Tri-State residents who are currently in Las Vegas.

Donna Graves is the Editor and Chief for Quincy Area Bridal Magazine.

She was attending a bridal convention in Las Vegas when the deadly shooting occurred this past Sunday night.

She initially thought it was a terrorist attack and that only two people were shot.

"When we woke up the next morning and realized that there were 500 people wounded and 50 dead, all of a sudden everything changed," said Graves via a phone interview.

Donna, along with others attending the convention, immediately wanted to help.

"We are astounded and inspired by the people of this city. At 2:00 in the morning when we went to bed, we saw that they needed blood donations for the victims because the hospitals were at capacity and I told my husband 'I'm going to go donate blood tomorrow' and when I woke up the next morning there was an 8 hour wait to give blood because the residents of Vegas stood outside in line all night long waiting for the banks to open," Graves recalled.

Donna urges Tri-State residents to find a way to help the victims of the shooting.

She says the experience changed the way she views the city and is humbled by everyone who stepped up to help.

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