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Vegas shooting victim escapes unharmed when iPhone blocks bullet

Vegas shooting victim escapes unharmed when iPhone blocks bullet

A taxi driver posted a photo of an iPhone that saved a woman's life during the Las Vegas massacre on Sunday, Oct. 1, Business Insider reported.

After fleeing the scene in a taxi, the smartphone's unnamed owner discovered that her Rose Gold device had been hit by a bullet.

The woman was in the area of the Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunman, Stephen Paddock, opened fire on the festival crowd, killing 59 people and wounding more than 500 more. It is clear from the picture that the device is completely shattered at the bottom but otherwise it seems quite intact.

It has since emerged that the large arsenal of weapons used by Paddock was legally obtained.




He was reportedly shooting from a 32nd-floor room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

Clarke County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Paddock's shooting spree lasted for 10 minutes before he turned a gun on himself.

Las Vegas sheriff Joseph Lombardo said he is "absolutely" confident investigators will establish why the multimillionaire carried out the attack - the deadliest mass shooting in USA history.