Las Vegas: Woman claims iPhone saved her from bullet

Las Vegas: Woman claims iPhone saved her from bullet

The world remains in shock following Sunday's attack

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A woman has claimed that her iPhone saved her life during the Las Vegas shooting as it blocked a bullet on Sunday (October 1).

Her phone is no longer useable as the bottom of the back is completely smashed, but thankfully the woman escaped unharmed.

She was able to get a taxi home and explained how the phone had saved her to the taxi driver, according to The Metro.

It is not clear where the woman was when the bullet hit or how she was holding the phone, but she had been attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

The music festival was targeted by gunman Stephen Paddock, who was firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

He killed at least 59 people and hundreds more were injured as bullets rained down on them. Paddock then shot himself and died.

After the incident 23 guns were found in his hotel room. Officials said he also had two bump-stocks which can convert semi-automatic weapons into ones that work like fully automatic guns.

However, technically a bump stock means whoever is using the gun still has to touch the trigger for every round that is shot, which means it is still legal as it counts as a semi-automatic.