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Dee Jay Silver’s Toddler Slept 3 Rooms Away from Vegas Shooter

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As a mass murderer shot relentlessly from a hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas last night, country remix artist Dee Jay Silver’s young son slept peacefully only three rooms away.

Dee Jay Silver, who opened each day of the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival, was at the event grounds with his wife Jenna when shots rang out. Their young son, Wake, was sleeping in their hotel room. Jenna’s aunt was watching over three-year-old Wake as he slept. The couple also found themselves separated from Jenna’s mother who was elsewhere at the festival.

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“While we were at the festival, ducking behind buses, not knowing what was happening & fearing for our lives, our sweet baby slept through the horrific sounds coming from just down the hall that have now forever changed us,” Jenna wrote on Instagram.

Fortunately, the couple’s son was unharmed during the incident.

Dee Jay Silver has been touring for the last year, working as a support act for Jason Aldean, who was onstage when the first shots were fired. Aldean was rushed offstage by his security team when it became apparent what was happening.

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