North Bend woman shot in back, recovering from Vegas shooting
NORTH BEND, Wash. - A North Bend couple is anxious to get back home after the wife was shot during the Las Vegas massacre.
Nick Johnston, 28, has rarely left the side of his wife, Alicia Johnston, 29, since she was shot in the back while at the Route 91 Festival.
The two were 30 yards away from center stage when the storm of gunfire erupted at the Vegas concert ground.
The two high school sweethearts had been in Las Vegas on their first vacation together.
“Honestly, this whole entire time, I've been worried about my wife,” Nick Johnston said through tears.
“It was, terrifying of getting shot, but that was only a half second of feeling like that. Gotta get my wife out of here."
Nick Johnston said when they realized Alicia had been shot, he picked up his bleeding wife and ran for their lives, jumping over a fence and dodging bullets in the process.
"People are just jumping it and laying down and just falling over,” Johnston said. “I wish that on nobody, even my worst enemies.”
Suddenly, the kindness of strangers appeared, one man with a stretcher and another loaded them into his truck, rushing them to a hospital.
"Just rolled her down the street and we started running into a back alley,” Johnston said.
“God bless this guy who was driving, he did whatever he had to do."
Wednesday night, Nick Johnston was still at the hospital with his wife in Las Vegas but they hope to arrive back home in the next few days to their daughters.
Family and friends have started a GoFundMe page to help the family with Alicia’s hospital visit and recovery.