A survivor of the Las Vegas shooting has praised a US Marine she met just hours earlier for shielding her as bullets rained down around them.
Renee Cesario met Marine Brendan Kelly at the open-air country music festival hours before Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in US history, killing at least 59. 
“Brendan and I met only two hours before the Jason Aldean show,” Ms Cesario recalled to Love What Matters. “I left my friends so we could go up super close to the front for the end of the night. We were just dancing and having fun and then all of a sudden there were loud noises that sounded like fireworks, but no lights were going off. It stopped, and Jason Aldean kept playing but then the shots fired again and he ran off the stage.
“Before I knew what was going on, Brendan tackled me down to the …