Bullet from Las Vegas shooting passed through man, got stuck in wallet

Friday, 13 October 2017, 07:58:54 PM. Bill Robinson Sr. detailed what happened to his son in the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival.

A Scottsdale man received a series of texts that no parent would ever want to get from a child.

"There was a shooting at Route 91. I got hit," read the text message from Bill Robinson Jr. to his father.

Bill Robinson Sr., 63, got the text from his 35-year-old son who was attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas.

The elder Robinson felt immediate relief when he got another text message that read, "I'm good."

The bullet hit Bill Jr. in his abdomen and passed through his body, according to Robinson Sr.

It exited his buttock and entered his wallet, ripping through cash and cards before lodging inside the billfold.

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Bill Robinson Jr. in a hospital after the Las Vegas shooting. (Photo: Bill Robinson Sr./Special for The Republic)

The cash Bill Jr. carried with him, presumably to spend on leisure and fun in Las Vegas, was now stained with his own blood in what was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

 

Doctors told the younger Robinson that if he was hit at a slightly different angle, the bullet could have hit his femoral artery or his spine.

The femoral artery is in the leg, and if hit it can lead to a fatal loss of blood. If hit in the spine, it can potentially cause paralysis.

Robinson Sr. said his son's cellphone died during the night after he sent the texts, but one of his friends kept an open line of communication with the family.

"She was a hero," said the elder Robinson of the friend, Lisa Reiswig, who stayed with his son while he was in the hospital.

"She never left his side through the whole ordeal," he said. "They were together when the shooting started. They helped each other get out of the venue and into the car to get to the hospital."

Robinson Sr. drove to Las Vegas at 6 a.m. the morning after the shooting to see his son.

Bill Jr. is out of the hospital and back home in Colorado.

bullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 2 Artist Greg Zanis of Aurora, Illinois, constructed 58 crosses and drove across the country, arriving in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon, October 5, 2017, to install them on Las Vegas Blvd to honor the people killed in the mass shooting. Zanis said he has created crosses for many of the recent national tragedies, Newtown, San Bernardino and now Las Vegas.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 3 Brian Mulligan of Las Vegas, visits the memorial of 58 crosses on Las Vegas Blvd at 4:30 am Saturday, October 7, 2017. Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Strip are in the background. Several makeshift memorials have sprung up after the worst mass shooting in modern American history on October 1, 2017.   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 4 Visitors come to the makeshift memorial of 58 crosses near the Welcome to Las Vegas sign at 4:30 am Saturday, October 7, 2017. Several makeshift memorials have sprung up after the worst mass shooting in modern American history on October 1, 2017.   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 5 Marcus Owens, left, Henderson, Nevada, and Shelly Littlejohn, Las Vegas, visit the memorial at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign at 4 am Saturday, October 7, 2017. Several makeshift memorials have sprung up after the worst mass shooting in modern American history on October 1, 2017.   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 6 Visitors come to the memorial of 58 crosses near the Welcome to Las Vegas sign at 4:30 am Saturday, October 7, 2017. Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Strip are in the background. Several makeshift memorials have sprung up after the worst mass shooting in modern American history on October 1, 2017.   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 7 Skylar Carson, 23, left, gets a hug from Midge Elkins as they visit the memorial of 58 crosses on Las Vegas Blvd at 6am Saturday, October 7, 2017. Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Strip are in the background. Several makeshift memorials have sprung up after the worst mass shooting in modern American history on October 1, 2017.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 8 Skylar Carson, 23, Las Vegas, writes on a cross at the memorial of 58 crosses on Las Vegas Blvd at 6am Saturday, October 7, 2017. Skylar was friends with Brennan Stewart, one of those killed. Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Strip are in the background. Several makeshift memorials have sprung up after the worst mass shooting in modern American history on October 1, 2017.   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 9 Sherri Camperchioli and Jordan Cassel, volunteers from Las Vegas, staple photos of the mass shooting victims on 58 crosses artist Greg Zanis of Aurora, Illinois, constructed. He drove across the country, arriving in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2017, to install them on Las Vegas Blvd to honor the people killed in the mass shooting. Zanis said he has created crosses for many of the recent national tragedies, Newtown, San Bernardino and now Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is in the background.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 10 Artist Greg Zanis of Aurora, Illinois, constructed 58 crosses and drove across the country, arriving in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2017, to install them on Las Vegas Blvd to honor the people killed in the mass shooting. Zanis said he has created crosses for many of the recent national tragedies, Newtown, San Bernardino and now Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is in the background.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 11 The Mandalay Bay resort can be seen behind the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign on Las Vegas Blvd, Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 12 Arliss Gant, 57, Independence, Missouri, becomes emotional while looking at the memorial in the middle of Las Vegas Blvd, across from the scene of the massacre. Gant said it saddned her mood and that she has been more somber than he would have been normally, Friday, October 6, 2017. Moods on the Strip varied five days after the worst mass shooting in modern American history.   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 13 People visit the memorial in the middle of Las Vegas Blvd, across from the scene of the massacre, Friday, October 6, 2017. Moods on the Strip varied five days after the worst mass shooting in modern American history.   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 14 People visit the memorial in the middle of Las Vegas Blvd, across from the scene of the massacre, Friday, October 6, 2017. Moods on the Strip varied five days after the worst mass shooting in modern American history.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 15 Volunteers lay pavers at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden in the Arts District of Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The garden has sprung up to help the city heal from the massacre that happened Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 16 Volunteer Jean Green Dunbar of Las Vegas plants shrubs at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden in the Arts District of Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The garden has sprung up to help the city heal from the massacre that happened Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 17 Volunteer Monica Lopez-Morales of Las Vegas plants trees at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden in the Arts District of Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The garden has sprung up to help the city heal from the massacre that happened Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 18 Volunteer Monica Lopez-Morales of Las Vegas plants trees at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden in the Arts District of Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The garden has sprung up to help the city heal from the massacre that happened Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 19 Volunteers Austin Schrimps, left, and Jose Moreno, throw pavers at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden in the Arts District of Las Vegas, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The garden has sprung up to help the city heal from the massacre that happened Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 20 Jay Pleggenkuhle is the landscape architect who came up with the idea for the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden in the Arts District of Las Vegas. He works in the garden, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The garden has sprung up with volunteers to help the city heal from the massacre that happened Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 21 The Route 91 Harvest music festival stage near Mandalay Bay still remained on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Some shoes can still be seen on the ground.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 22 Justin Burton, 29, Temecula, California, was shot twice at the Las Vegas massacre, during two different volleys from the gunman, with the bullets entering his back inches apart and barely missing his spine. He speaks from his hospital bed. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 23 Michael Kordich, 34, a firefighter with the San Bernardino County Fire Dept., performed CPR on a fellow concert goer who had been shot, before Kordich himself was shot in the arm during the Las Vegas massacre. He talks about the life-changing events from his hospital bed at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 24 The Presidential limo is parked at the back entrance to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, moments after President Trump arrived to visit staff and victims of the Las Vegas massacre.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 25 First Lady Melania Trump looks out the window of the Presidential limo as as it approaches the back entrance of the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Wednesday, October 4, 2017. President Trump arrived to visit staff and victims of the Las Vegas massacre.   Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 26 A memorial is growing on the Las Vegas Strip in remembrance of the 58 souls lost in the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre. Laura Rodriguez and her daughter, Sara Rivero, 23, both of Las Vegas, pay their respects on Oct. 3, 2017.  Tom Tingle/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 27 Sara Rivero (right), with her mom, Laura Rodriguez (center), and stepmom Gisell Rivera (left), burn a candle on Oct. 3, 2017, at the memorial site on Las Vegas Boulevard, for friends who died at the concert.  Nick Oza/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 28 Sara Rivero (right), with her mom, Laura Rodriguez (center), and stepmom Gisell Rivera (left), burn a candle on Oct. 3, 2017, at the memorial site on Las Vegas Boulevard, for friends who died at the concert.  Nick Oza/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 29 Sara Rivero (right), with her mom, Laura Rodriguez (center), and stepmom Gisell Rivera (left), at the memorial site on Las Vegas Boulevard.  Nick Oza/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 30 Sara Rivero (right), with her mom, Laura Rodriguez (center), and stepmom Gisell Rivera (left), at the memorial site on Las Vegas Boulevard.  Nick Oza/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 31 Sara Rivero (right), with her mom, Laura Rodriguez (center), and stepmom Gisell Rivera (left), burn a candle on Oct. 3, 2017, at the memorial site on Las Vegas Boulevard, for friends who died at the concert.  Nick Oza/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 32 Sydney Torres (left) hugs her mother, Christine Torres, on Oct. 3, 2017, at a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas mass shootings.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 33 Sydney Torres (left) and her mother, Christine Torres, on Oct. 3, 2017, pay their respects at a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 34 A note on a bouquet of flowers at a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 35 Sydney Torres pays her respects on Oct. 3, 2017, at a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 36 A note written on a postcard is surrounded by flowers and a stuffed animal on Oct. 3, 2017, at a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 37 A note written on a postcard is surrounded by flowers at a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 3, 2017 in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock was accused of shooting into a crowd of people at a concert from his hotel room at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Sunday night, resulting in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 38 The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is pictured on Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 39 Valerey Pamosov takes a picture of Tamara Sadykova with James Abbott, a zombie street performer, along Las Vegas Boulevard on Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 40 People wait to cross the street on Las Vegas Boulevard on Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 41 A message for victims and first responders of the Las Vegas mass shooting is displayed at the Aria Resort and Casino on Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 42 A message stating "Our hearts are with you" is displayed along Las Vegas Boulevard on Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 43 Christine Torres (left) and her daughter, Sydney Torres, carry flowers and a candle on Oct. 3, 2017, to a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 44 Christine Torres (left) and her daughter, Sydney Torres, carry flowers and a candle to a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 45 Sydney Torres (left) and her mother, Christine Torres, leave flowers and a candle on Oct. 3, 2017, at a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 46 Sharine Ramos, 25, with her son, Ryden Watson-Beck, 5, burn a candle on Oct. 3, 2017, at the memorial site on Las Vegas Boulevard, for her family member and a friend who died at the concert on Oct. 1.  Nick Oza/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 47 Shattered windows from Stephen Paddock's room can be seen at the Mandalay Bay on Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. Police say Paddock shot into a crowd of people at a concert from his hotel room at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Sunday night, resulting in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.  Sean Logan/The Republicbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 48 Brian Kip helped save more than 40 people during the Las Vegas shooting and talks about how he and his friends escaped.  Nick Oza, for USA TODAYbullet-from-las-vegas-shooting-passed-through-man-got-stuck-in-wallet photo 49

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