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Las Vegas sheriff's daughter says it was tough seeing dad on TV after shooting

Posted at 11:16 AM, Oct 24, 2017

Las Vegas' Sheriff Joseph Lombardo's daughter is speaking out about the night of the 1 October mass shooting.

Morgan Lombardo is a student at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

She says that she received a phone call on that night from a high school friend who was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

Morgan says that she could hear screaming and sirens in the background and her friend told her to tell her father what was going on.

Morgan texted and called her dad but he did not answer.

She eventually saw him on television, giving an update about the mass shooting that claimed 58 lives.

Morgan says watching her dad get emotional on TV was tough.

Morgan held a vigil for the victims of the shooting on the school's campus after the tragedy.