Las Vegas Shooting Victims Remembered by Friends, Family

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Remembered by Friends, Family

Here are some of their stories.

Melton's family confirmed the death to WZTV.

A Tennessee man was among more than 50 killed at a country music concert in Las Vegas.

One dayafter a gunman opened fire on people attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, killing almost 60, victims' identities are starting to emerge.

"At this point, I'm in complete disbelief and despair", the man's wife, Heather Gulish Melton, told the station in a statement Monday. "He saved my life".

Gomez, 20, graduated high school two years ago, had just gotten a job as a certified nursing assistant, and was attending the festival to celebrate, the Washington Post reported. Melton was a registered nurse and worked with his wife, a surgeon, at Henry County Medical Center. He also assisted his wife in surgery.

Quintin Robbins was killed in the Las Vegas shooting. Parker, a records technician, died in the hospital, police said. Here are profiles of some of those who died.

Parker had been employed with the police department for 10 years and "will be greatly missed". Country star Jason Aldean was onstage performing his headliner set to close the three-day festival when Paddock opened fire.

One was an off-duty police officer from Bakersfield, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).

Another victim was identified as Sandy Casey, a special education teacher in Manhattan Beach, California.

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Remembered by Friends, Family
Las Vegas Shooting Victims Remembered by Friends, Family

Within hours of learning about the shooting, visitors started dropping off flowers outside Vista Elementary School, where Susan Smith was a popular office manager.

"When the bullets began raining down, Sonny shielded her from danger, giving up his life to save hers", Sanders said at Monday's press briefing.

"She's the hub...really the heart of the school", said Jake Finch, a spokesperson for the Simi Valley Unified School District.

The 29-year-old nurse was gunned down by retired accountant Stephen Paddock in a desperate bid to save the life of Heather Melton.

Sonny was killed in the shooting.

"She was always generous and helping everybody in every way", her mother, Mavis Barnette, told the paper.

"It doesn't even seem real right now", Reitz said, crying into her boyfriend's shoulder.

Parks' husband, Bobby Parks, is now in surgery after a bullet injured his arm and finger, McCarthy said. "Tennessee stands with Las Vegas during this hard time".

The couple tried to find out whatever they could on social media.

Gee said he heard the news about the shooting this morning, but didn't know it involved two of his employees until he got a text message from his marketing director on the ride into work. "There will be updates as to the exact time of the blood drive as more information is available".

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