Girlfriend: Saginaw native 'took a bullet for me' during Las Vegas massacre

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SAGINAW (WJRT) (10/6/2017) - Nick Campbell was still recovering on Friday from gunshot wounds he received during Sunday night's massacre in Las Vegas.

Nick Campbell and Olivia Vizzi

His girlfriend says the wounds he received saved her.

"He took a bullet for me, like he actually took a bullet for me and I can't thank him enough," said 16-year-old Olivia Vizzi.

She and Campbell, 16, were enjoying a country music concert by Jason Aldean in Las Vegas late Sunday. Aldean was in his fourth song when Vizzi and Campbell heard a strange sound.

The next moments were a scramble for both of them to remain alive. Hundreds of gunshots came raining down on the outdoor concert venue from the neighboring Mandalay Bay hotel, killing 58 and injuring more than 500 people.

"Everyone laid down, I laid down on my girlfriend and I got hit in my shoulder," said Campbell, who was born in Saginaw on Sept. 11, 2001, and moved to Nevada about 10 years ago with his family.

Vizzi said she will never forget the sacrifice Campbell made for her.

"To know he protected me and and to know how we are so young, its amazing," she said.

The bullet traveled through Campbell's arm and into his chest area, breaking two ribs. He remained hospitalized on Friday.

His friends have started a GoFundMe page for Campbell. He hopes to recover in time for high school basketball tryouts next month.



 
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