Local couple injured in Las Vegas Strip massacre

Posted at 1:19 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 18:29:15-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A local man and woman were two of over 500 people injured in a mass shooting that is now

Andrew Kampe and Allison Crute

believed to be the deadliest in modern US history.

Allison Crute's mother told News 3 her daughter was shot in the arm and will need two surgeries. Allison's family is hopeful her prognosis will be good.

Crute's boyfriend, Andrew Kampe, was hit by shrapnel and will not need surgery, according to Allison's mother.

Crute is a nurse and grew up in the Virginia Beach area.

The couple was in Las Vegas for the weekend at theRoute 91 Harvest festival.

They were near the front of the stage when the gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, unleashed a hail of bullets from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Allen Crute, Allison's father, says he got a call early Monday morning from his daughter, telling him she'd been shot. "For that split-second I thought, 'What do I have ten seconds to say goodbye?'" he said. "Then she said, "You know I'm in the hospital I've been shot.'"

Crute says his daughter is trying to stay upbeat, and it's tough being so many miles away from her. "As a dad you want to be the one to rescue," he said. "Knowing that you can't - that is a helpless feeling."

At least 58 people were killed Sunday night when Paddock fired hundreds of bullets into the crowd, police said. Another 515 people were hurt in the gunfire and ensuing stampede at the outdoor Jason Aldean concert.

The CNN wire contributed to this report.