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Milwaukee Brewers prospect Bubba Derby among those who survived Las Vegas shooting

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The right-handed pitcher and his family escaped the mass shooting without physical injuries

Mass Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas Leaves At Least 50 Dead Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

As many of us still try to process Sunday night's horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, firsthand accounts of the terror are starting to emerge.

At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 were hurt, but one of those who escaped uninjured was Brewers pitching prospect Bubba Derby.

The 23-year-old was at the concert with family and friends, about 100 yards from the stage when the shots started to ring out. He spoke with reporters on a conference call on Monday.

Here's some of his account, courtesy of Tom Haudricourt:

"I turned around and looked to find my aunt, and I’ll never forget the look on her face. We made eye contact and we thought we were about to die. You could hear the bullets ricocheting. It’s one of those moments where you just want to try to get out of there."

"We waited a few seconds and it felt like an eternity," he said. "Finally, we got up and just started running. Then we started hearing the gun go off again. It was very loud. It sounded like a bunch of firecrackers going off in a row.

"That was probably the worst feeling. Everybody was just running for their life. They were scared beyond belief."

Derby and the people he was with temporarily sought shelter at the House of Blues restaurant at Mandalay Bay, but ultimately fled when they could still hear the gunshots. Eventually, they found their way to the Tropicana Hotel, where he was reunited with his sister and her husband.

As it turns out, Derby was actually staying on the 28th floor at Madalay Bay during the trip — just four floors below where the gunman was staying and carried out the attack.

The California native said he wanted to return home on Monday, but was stuck in Las Vegas as his truck was still inside the crime scene area.

You can read more about Derby's experience over at JSOnline.