Las Vegas Shooting: What We Know About the Victims So Far


The first victims of the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas have been identified.

At least 59 people never made it home after Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto a crowd of more than 22,000 below at a country music festival.

The wounded officer has been released from the hospital, said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez of the Media Relations Section.

The first three men, who aren't related, were treated after relatives drove them from the site of the shooting to Orange, four hours away. "At that point there was still gunfire all around us and people were still lying on the ground and I tried to perform CPR on him on the field".

Las Vegas's casinos, nightclubs and shopping draw some 3.5 million visitors from around the world each year and the area was packed with visitors when the shooting broke out shortly after 10 pm local time (0500 BST). She's a member of the LAPD Women's Running Team, which "ironically" is a 5-time champion of the Baker-to-Vegas relay, Beck said.

James Melton described other "angels" who helped his son and daughter-in-law in "that killing field that must have resembled the Marines landing on Omaha Beach".

Sonny, an emergency room nurse, "saved my life", Heather Melton said.

The 33-year-old worked as a records technician for the police department in Manhattan Beach in California. At least 50 people have been confirmed dead (including the shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who reportedly killed himself after a standoff with police), and hundreds more are injured-making this one of the deadliest mass shootings in us history.

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One of the victims, Sonny Melton, a nurse who was from Big Sandy, died protecting his wife from the barrage of bullets at the outdoor concert in Las Vegas.

"As Sonny and Heather ran away from the sniper, he always kept his own body between the danger and his wife".

Heather Melton remembers the night her husband Sonny was shot and killed and how deeply they loved each other.

She said she wanted everyone to know what a kind man Sonny was. "We have shared fantastic times together and almost unbearable heartaches but through it all we have grown stronger in our love for each other and our families".

Another police employee, and sworn officer, was shot and suffered minor injuries, the department said.

Writing in a Facebook post, Gulish Melton said she "lost my true love and knight in shining armor".

"Nobody teaches you how to do this", she said.