It has been more than one month since the Las Vegas shooting, and many survivors are still healing from the trauma of the night. But while some still cannot talk about it, others are heading right back to where it happened.
"I want to know how I got out," Lisa Fine, a survivor from Roseville, said Wednesday from the site of the Route 91 Harvest Festival where the shooting happened. "I have to know, because it's just completely chunks that are just gone. And I want to know how we lived."
Fine was front row at the country music festival along with her friends Tennille and Greg Greenfield. Together, they traveled back to Las Vegas on Wednesday to retrace their escape route from the night.
And they were not alone.
Lisa and Tennille - who went together to the Route 91 Harvest Festival - holding each other tight as they start to retrace their escape pic.twitter.com/Rj8d5igaxh— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) November 8, 2017
While walking along the perimeter of festival site — much of which is still blocked off with caution tape — they ran into Corrine and Jessica Cotton, a mother and daughter who were there doing the same thing.
"There are just so many pieces that are missing," Corrine Cotton explained. "We're just trying to put it back together to find out where we were."
Later, at the make-shift memorial for the victims, Erin Lenahan, a survivor who is also from Roseville, said she plans to retrace her steps Thursday.
"It's important to get closure," she said. "Because I still feel like it didn't really happen."
According to Chaplain Mindi Russell from Sacramento, who specializes in recovery from trauma and has been counseling many Las Vegas survivors, returning to the site of the event can, for some people, lead to closure.
"Everybody grieves different and everybody faces their trauma differently, so we never cookie cut and say everybody should do this and everybody should do that," she explained. "But I have seen most people who goes back to where tragedy once was gets to see that tragedy in a whole new light."
She added, "It's the end of the story, not where they're at during that crisis."
Back at the site of the Las Vegas shooting. Lisa and other survivors are here trying to piece together what happened that night pic.twitter.com/NZzfgVuw1d— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) November 8, 2017
Fine is hosting a benefit concert to support the survivors and remember those who lost their lives.
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