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Texas country music fan wounded by Vegas sniper

Danae Gibbs was shot in the stomach by the Las Vegas sniper. (Courtesy) Danae Gibbs was shot in the stomach by the Las Vegas sniper. (Courtesy)

A young Texas woman is among the 527 people wounded by gunfire Sunday night when a sniper opened fire on a country music show in Las Vegas.

Danae Gibbs was lying down in the crowd of more than 22,000 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when she was shot in the stomach.

Gibbs, 23, underwent surgery Monday morning and is currently recovering at a Las Vegas Hospital.

"I was looking at her Snapchat and I saw she was at the concert," said Danae's cousin, Hannah Gibbs. Then it just stopped, and I didn't see anything else after that. Then when I read up on all the posts about her and I saw that there was a mass shooting, I burst out into tears, because I was expecting the worst."

Danae Gibbs graduated from Texas Tech University in May, and is described as a lover of country music.

"She's hilarious," Hannah said. "She's always wanting to have a good time, so it's such a tragedy to watch her go and have a good time and -- lo and behold -- her life was almost taken from her within a second."

Danae Gibbs went into surgery early Monday morning to remove the bullet.

"It just goes to show that this world is crazy," Hannah said. "You can't even go to the park or the movie theater, somewhere you would assume is safe. You know, a concert you would think is safe because of the security, but there you have it."

Danae Gibbs is currently recovering in Las Vegas.

"I was like, okay: I know God's got this, and she's gonna be okay," Hannah Gibbs said. "I'm still going to pray and make sure everything's well, but I believe she will be fine."

Danae Gibbs was expected to be in the hospital for at least 48 more hours while doctors evaluate her condition. She's one of the lucky ones, though: A full recovery is likely.

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