1 October victim has bullet removed by doctors who saved her life

Shooting victim Rachel Sheppard returned to Vegas this week for the first time since Las Vegas Shooting to have a second bullet removed from her body. She was shot 3 times during the Route91Harvest attack. (Craig Fiegener | KSNV)

Rachel Sheppard returned to Las Vegas this week, for the first time since being shot during the Route 91 concert attack on Oct. 1.

She returned to have the doctors who saved her life that night remove a bullet still lodged inside her body.

“Seeing the bullet in person was pretty crazy, and real… and being back in Vegas is pretty depressing, emotional,” she said.

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After the shooting, she was hospitalized for 18 days at Sunrise, and underwent several surgeries.

Rachel was hit by three bullets that police have said were fired from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay.

“I have one that entered thru my chest, one thru my left breast, and one into my abdomen,” says Sheppard.

The new year includes nearly a year of physical therapy, and Rachel says she’ll need another procedure to remove the third bullet.

She’s badly scarred and struggles with PTSD, and limited mobility, but Rachel says she’s able to walk.

“To think, the destruction that happened that night, is absolutely insane,” she says.

“I will be a part of history, knowing I was involved in this massacre.”

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