Dan Bilzerian ‘Went To Get A Gun’ To Take On Las Vegas Shooter

by : Francesca Donovan on : 02 Oct 2017 13:13
Dan Bilzerian/Snapchat

In the midst of the deadliest mass shooting in America’s history, Dan Bilzerian captured the horror for millions of followers on social media.

As a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest open-air country music festival, killing at least 50 civilians and injuring over 200 concert-goers, Dan Bilzerian took to Snapchat.


The footage, which has been uploaded to Twitter, shows the poker player running from the attack saying he saw a ‘girl get shot in the face’.

Gunshots can be heard in the background as the 38-year-old, who has previously suffered two heart attacks, ran from the chaos.

In the video, he can be heard shouting:


Holy f***, this girl just got shot in the f****** head.

A gunman opened fire on concert-goers at around 22:30 (05:30 GMT).


Armed police and the emergency services were immediately called to the scene, and the authorities were quick to advise people to avoid the area.


However, Bilzerian announced he would return to the horror once he had picked up his gun.

In the video, Bilzerian continues:

This is so f****** crazy. I had to go grab a gun, I’m f***** heading back.

It’s so crazy, some kind of mass shooting. Guy had a heavy calibre weapon for sure.

Saw some girl get shot in the face right next to me, her brains f****** hanging out.


Bilzerian entered the Navy SEAL training program in 2000; however, after several attempts, he did not graduate. He was reportedly dropped from the program for a ‘safety violation on the shooting range’.

Las Vegas Police Department has confirmed at least 50 fatalities and 200 civilian injuries have been recorded in this horrific attack.


Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said officers had identified the attacker as Steven Paddock, 64, who is described as a local, lone-wolf-type actor.


Officers who were alerted to the scene said Paddock was dead and did not believe there were any other shooters involved.

Families looking to locate missing loved ones should call 1-866-535-5654.

If you would like to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara.

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Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

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    Dan Bilzerian/@joshdcaplan