A couple from Akron was among the thousands at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500.

Angella Rose was listening to country artist Jason Aldean's performance when she heard rapid fire gunshots ring out. She and her husband first took cover by laying down on the bleachers before fleeing the festival area. Both escaped unhurt, and Angella posted videos of the scene to her Facebook page.

Rose joined The Jasen Sokol Show to talk about her experience.

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Monday, 13 June 2016 11:27

Cleveland LGBT Center Offering Support

"Don't be alone."

That's the message from the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland following Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 victims dead. The center is opening its doors today for those looking for supportive and healing services.

"We just wanted to ensure that the community knew that they are not alone and they don't have to process or observe their feelings in a vacuum." said Maya Simek, director of programs.

Staff will be available for counseling and the center will be open through 8 p.m. on Monday for those seeking resources and a safe place to process the events.

"Being able to talk and process about what you're feeling when you're safety is, again, called into question, I think is important for people to know they have the ability to do so in a safe space."

For those who can't make it out to today's programs, Simek says the community center will help to direct them to local services and counselors.

The Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI)is also offering help for those in need of support services. More information can be found on www.canapi.org.

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