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Man continues scheduled Vegas trip after shooting: 'We're not going to stop life.'

Posted at 11:47 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 18:36:56-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man about to celebrate his wedding anniversary and 30th birthday in Las Vegas said he's not going to let one person's horrific actions stop him from living his life. 

Ed Saninocencio kept his flight from Indianapolis to Las Vegas after more than 50 people were killed and 400 were wounded in a shooting early Monday morning. 

Saninocencio said his family is staying in a hotel about two miles from where the shooting took place. 

"You can pack up and stay home or you can live life," he said. "There's always bad people everywhere you go. There's always risk. It's a little nerve racking going down there right now, but I'm sure there is increased law enforcement. ... We're not going to stop our life because of something like this -- because of one person."

Also flying from the Indianapolis airport was the Holskey family. Mike and Lisa Holskey got married 21 years ago in Las Vegas. They were listening to the news on the way to the airport, then read more about what happened on a laptop.

"We're not quite sure what to expect," Lisa said. "We thought about canceling."

"Personally, I'm sick to my stomach. Listened to the news the whole way up. Saw it this morning on my laptop. I don't know. I kind of have mixed emotions about going out," Mike said.

In the end, the Holskeys decided to continue their trip to Las Vegas, albeit with the knowledge it would be a somber anniversary celebration.

"We just didn't want to stop what we were doing in light of what some individual did," Lisa said.

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