Dee Jay Silver had been spinning all weekend at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, the targeted music event where over 50 were killed by a shooter in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The DJ's wife, Jenna, and 13-month-old son, Wake, were also in attendance for the weekend and unknown to them, their hotel room was a mere 3 doors down from the shooter. While Dee Jay Silver and Jenna were at Jason Aldean's closing set of the festival, Wake remained in the room with his aunt.
In an emotional Instagram post, Jenna documented the night's events including the fact that Wake was still in their hotel room when the gunshots began. Her post reads:
Wake is our whole soul & reason for living. He was in our room at Mandalay Bay last night, 3 doors down from the shooter on the 32nd floor. While John & I 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. Thank you to the first responders who beat the door in & to my Aunt Mary who was watching him & protecting him all the way to safety. We were separated for the most traumatic several hours of my life while John & I & everyone from Jason's camp did what they could to reunite our family & help those who weren't nearly as lucky as us. My mom was also separated from us but was safe & is back with us. I'm still in shock & having a hard time gathering proper words for those who didn't make it & their families. I can't fathom the pain. Thank you to everyone who helped the injured so selflessly. Not everyone, including myself, is that brave. We are holding each other tight today & everyday. It's time to just love each other. 💙
Dee Jay Silver has been out on the road with Jason Aldean all summer as part of the They Don't Know Tour.