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Travelers return to WNY from Las Vegas after shooting

Posted at 11:11 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 23:13:15-04

On any day of the week at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport there are flights to and from Las Vegas. 

Monday, mere hours after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, those arrivals had a different feel.

“Everybody says it all the time. It's never going to happen to you,” said Chris Greco. He was in Mandalay Bay when the shots started raining down. He was ordered to stay in place by a SWAT team.

While people return home from Las Vegas, others are flying towards it. One Red Cross Volunteer will run a center aiming to help the families of the victims.

“I know what I'm walking into. I've been having conversations via the phone for the last few hours, so I know what I'm walking in to, but I also know what is possible and what good this does for people once we get it set up,” said Tara Hughes who also volunteered following the Boston Marathon Bombing and the shooting at Sandy Hook.