Jennifer and Michael Morrison, who own Encompass Print Solutions in Seattle, were among the Washington state residents who survived the shooting in Las Vegas.
Once Jennifer and Michael Morrison, of Maple Valley, realized it was gunfire unleashed on them — and not fireworks as some around them first claimed — they crawled to the street, then started running.
And then the King County couple couldn’t stop.
Even after they’d run off the Las Vegas Strip and down alleys and streets to the airport; even after they’d lunged through the hangar door pried open with desperate hands; even after they surged onto the tarmac.
“We couldn’t stop moving. We couldn’t tell where the shooting was coming from,” said Jennifer Morrison. “It sounded like it was right behind us, like it was following us; we were literally running to save our lives.”
The Morrisons, who own Encompass Print Solutions in Seattle, were among Washington state residents known on Monday to have survived the massacre that claimed the lives of at least 59 people and left more than 500 wounded at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Those wounded in the attack included Melinda “Mia” Brockie, said Tim Ballew II, chairman of the Lummi Indian Business Council.
“It is definitely a terrible, tragic event, and everyone is very concerned,” said Ballew II. “They were able to report as of this morning at 5:30 that she is in a stable condition and in recovery. Unfortunately, we also heard that recovery is probably going to take some time. Our hearts and prayers are with her and her family.”
Among those killed was Rachael Parker, 33, a Cheney High School graduate. She worked the past decade for the Manhattan Beach Police Department, first in parking enforcement and later as a records technician, according to a news release issued Monday by the Police Department 20 miles southwest of Los Angeles…