Published: Sun, October 08, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Man shot at Las Vegas concert dies after saving wife

Man shot at Las Vegas concert dies after saving wife

"I felt him get shot in the back, and we fell to the ground, " she said.

A Tennessee man is being hailed as a hero for his act of bravery during the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. Besides the at least 58 fatalities, at least 515 people were injured.

Scroll through to learn more about the other five victims that have been identified.

Lisa Romero, 48, a high school secretary from Gallup, N.M., was killed during Sunday night's attack, the Gallup-McKinley County Schools announced Monday. She was described as outgoing, kind and considerate, it said.

He headed back to the scene as soon as they found shelter.

Here is a look at some of the victims. Residents of the small town said they must remain strong and supportive during this time and when the Melton family returns from Nevada.

Thomas Gee, CEO at Henry County Medical Center, said in a statement, "The thoughts and prayers of the entire HCMC family are with Sonny and Heather's families".

Tennessee's governor, Bill Haslam, issued a statement to the media, reported by the Jackson Sun: "I am praying for the many people affected by the senseless act of violence in Las Vegas". "We have shared wonderful times together and almost unbearable heartaches but through it all we have grown stronger in our love for each other and our families". Heather Melton, who survived. Gothard said her brother was even talking about going in with a friend to buy their own boat.

Jonathan Smith, 30, saved ~30 people last night before he was shot in the neck. Gothard said the family was reeling, and she struggled to describe the kind of person he was.

"He was always smiling", she said. He had this big, jovial, goofy laugh. "He had a big heart".

Sandra Casey, a special education teacher at the school for the past nine years, was among those killed, according to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.

Concertgoer Leah Matthews told CBSN she saw people falling as they fled the gunfire who were immediately helped back up by others. "She touched many lives", a GoFundMe page set up for her said.

These are the victims that have been named so far: Quinton Robbins, 20-year-old student at the University of Nevada. He lived in Henderson, Nev.

Adrian Murfitt, 35, a commercial fisherman from Anchorage, was also among the slain, a family member said Monday. Her death was confirmed to ABC by the district. "Everyone who met him loved him ..." He was an wonderful person and will be missed by many (.). Officials said this morning they have found no connection between the shooting and any worldwide terrorist group.

If you travel across Big Sandy, it's hard to find someone who doesn't know Sonny.

Smith was an employee of the Simi Valley Unified School District for almost two decades before her death. "Riverside Polytechnic High School PTSA confirmed 2015 alumnus, Angie Gomez, was killed in the Las Vegas shooting", reporter Beatriz Valenzuela wrote on Twitter.

Smith, an ardent country music fan who was married with two adult children, attended the music festival with two friends from the school district.

Crisis teams visited each classroom to share the news in an "age-appropriate way", Finch said. For one of them, help came too late.

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.

They said McIldoon was a heavy-duty mechanic apprentice and was preparing to start trade school in the Okanagan region of the Canadian province directly north of Washington state. The only son of a Canadian couple who is now left childless. Parker was among four department employees at the concert; one officer was shot and suffered minor injuries. "She was always amusing and smart and bubbly and always had a smile on her face".

"She was employed with the Manhattan Police Department for 10 years and will be greatly missed", the press release read.

Among the 22,000 people at the concert were numerous off-duty police officers. Parker, a records technician, died in the hospital, police said.

"It was a total shock to us", he said. The police chief went to Las Vegas to assist in the cleanup, and those those that remained struggled to cope with their loss.

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