With more than 58 people killed and over 500 injured, police are calling the recent Las Vegas shooting the deadliest in U.S. history. The tragedy unfolded after the gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire from his Mandalay Bay hotel room onto a crowd of 20,000 concertgoers.
Sadly, the amount of those who have been injured or lost their lives from this horrible attack continues to grow. While authorities have not released an official list of the victims, here is who has been identified thus far.
Melton was a registered nurse who worked at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Tennessee. Melton was attending the concert with his wife Dr. Heather Melton. Sonny saved Heather’s life as the tragedy unfolded and gave up his in return. "He saved my life. He grabbed me and started running when I felt him get shot in the back. I want everyone to know what a kind-hearted, loving man he was, but at this point, I can barely breathe,” Heather said to an NBC News affiliate.
Robbins was a 20-year-old student at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. His aunt, Kilee Sanders, took to Facebook to report the loss of her nephew. In her post, she described Robbins as “the most kind and loving soul.” She went on to express her faith in God through this horrific situation, “Because of the gospel and plan of salvation I have faith we will be with him again,” she wrote.
McIldoon, who would have turned 24 on Friday, was from Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Al and Angela McIldoon confirmed the death of their son and shared their heartbreak with a Canadian news outlet. "We only had one child. We just don't know what to do,” they said.
He was attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival with his girlfriend. According to his family, McIldoon was just one month shy of completing a course to qualify as a heavy-duty mechanic.
According to CityNews Toronto, Klymchuk was visiting Las Vegas with her fiancé. She was a single mother of four.
Please keep the loved ones of the victims and those injured in your prayers. We pray for God's comfort and healing for all those affected by this tragedy. Please share your thoughts and prayers on our Facebook page. Recently, more victims of the deadly attack have been identified.