(Reuters) – A sky-diving mother from Calif., a youth wrestling coach from Pennsylvania & a commercial fisherman from Alaska have been amongst at the least 59 people killed by a gunman who opened fire on a Las Vegas country music festival before killing himself.
The next describes portrays a few of the victims:
Hannah Ahlers, a 35-year-old mother of three from Murrieta, Calif., was in a gaggle of sky divers & enjoyed the outside, the L.A. Times reported. She studied at Crafton Hills College & went to Redlands East Valley High School, in accordance to her Fb page.
Carrie Barnette, 34, of Riverside, Calif., worked at Disney Calif. Journey Park as part of the culinary team, the Orange County Register reported. “A mindless, horrific, act, & a horrible loss for therefore many. We mourn an exquisite member of the Disney family: Carrie Barnette. Tragic,” Robert Iger, chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company, stated on Twitter.
Denise Burditus, 50, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, attended the concert with her spouse, Tony, WVVA TV in West Virginia reported. She published a photograph on Fb just minutes before the gunman opened fire, the NBC affiliate stated.
Sandy Casey was a special education instructor at Manhattan Beach Middle School in Calif., KGTV in San Diego stated. Casey was amongst a gaggle of Manhattan Beach Unified School District employees, the ABC affiliate reported.
THOMAS DAY JR.
Thomas Day Jr., 54, of Riverside, Calif., a homebuilder, went to the festival with his 4 kids, who’re of their 20s & 30s, the L.A. Times reported. “He was the most effective dad. That is why the children have been with him,” his father, Thomas Day Sr., told the newspaper. “They’re crushed.”
Stacee Etcheber was a mother of two & hair stylist in Marin County, a San Francisco cops officers assertion stated. “Stacee was taken in a mindless act of violence as her spouse, SFPD Officer Vinnie Etcheber, heroically rushed to assist shooting victims in Las Vegas on Sun.,” cops officers stated.
Dana Gardner was an employee for Calif.’s San Bernardino County for 26 years of time of time & most just lately worked as a deputy recorder, the San Bernardino Sun reported.
Angie Gomez was a 2015 alumna of Riverside Polytechnic High School PTSA in Riverside, Calif., the school stated on Fb. “She is going to all the time be loved & endeared by our Poly Family,” the school stated.
Charleston Hartfield, 34, was the off-duty Las Vegas cops officers officer amongst these killed, the Las Vegas Assessment-Journal reported, citing individuals who knew the officer. “He was in all probability busy helping others,” Hartfield’s pal, Troy Rhett, told the newspaper. “I do not know a better guy than Charles.” The- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers Department, which didn’t determine the fallen officer, reported the death on Twitter.
JENNIFER TOPAZ IRVINE
Jennifer Topaz Irvine was a family law lawyer based mostly in San Diego, in accordance to CBS News source. A coworker & acceptable mate, pal identified Irvine as a victim to a CBS correspondent.
Jessica Klymchuk, 28, of Valleyview, Alberta, was a librarian & the only mother of 4 kids, Canada’s Globe & Mail reported. It stated she was visiting Las Vegas with her fiance. “She’s an superior mother. She’s raised 4 lovely kids,” Klymchuk’s grandmother Margaret told the paper.
Rhonda LeRocque, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was a wife & mother, devout Jehovah’s Witness & worked for a Cambridge design firm, the Boston Globe reported. LeRocque attended the concert with her spouse, Jason & their 7-year-old daughter, who weren’t injured, the newspaper stated. “Rhonda would do each one thing to be the perfect mother & one of the best wife she could possibly be,” LeRocque’s sister, Jennifer Zelenski, told the paper.
Jordan McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, was additionally killed, stated the premier of British Columbia, John Horgan. McIldoon was a heavy-duty mechanic apprentice & about to begin trade school, CBC News source reported, which stated he was attending the festival with his lady friend. McIldoon died within the arms of a lady named Heather Gooze, CBC stated.
KELSEY MEADOWSKelsey Meadows, 27, lived in Kern County, Calif., in accordance to 23ABC News source in Bakersfield.
Calla Medig of Jasper, Alberta, Canada, was described by her buddies as a kindhearted young lady in her 20s, CBC News source reported.
Sonny Melton, 29, of Big Sandy, Tennessee, saved his spouse, Heather Melton, just before he was shot lifeless, she told WSMV-TV in Nashville. “He grabbed me and began running when I felt him get shot within the back,” she told the NBC affiliate. Sonny Melton worked as a registered nurse & Heather Melton is an orthopedic surgeon at Henry County Medical Center, a press release from the middle stated.
Adrian Murfitt, 35, was a commercial fisherman in Anchorage, Alaska, the Alaska Dispatch News source reported, which stated he was at the concert with his best pal, Brian MacKinnon. The- pair was taking an image & a bullet went via Murfitt’s neck, MacKinnon told the paper.
Rachael Parker was a records technician with the Manhattan Beach Police officers Department in Calif., where she worked for 10 years of time of time, the cops officers department stated in a press release. Parker attended the concert with three different off-duty cops officers department staff, cops officers stated.
Jenny Parks was a instructor with Westside Union School District in Calif., KABC-TV in L.A. stated. “She touched many lives,” a GoFundMe page arrange for her stated. “She leaves behind her spouse, Bobby & young kids, Bryce & Leah.”
John Phippen, of Santa Clarita, Calif., was a dad of 5, grandfather of 1 & owned a transforming & repair company, KHTS AM 1220 radio station reported. He attended the concert with his son Travis, who was shot within the arm, the station stated. “When you did not know John you certainly missed out. He’d a heart in that was larger than life & a character to match,” a GoFundMe page stated. “Even for those who have been somebody he’d by no means met before still have been in need, he was there for you.”
Melissa Ramirez lived in Littlerock, Calif., & graduated from the College of Calif., Bakersfield in 2014, in accordance to 23ABC News source in Bakersfield.
Quinton Robbins, 20, of Henderson, Nevada, studied at the College of Nevada, Las Vegas & worked in local authorities, Newsweek reported. His aunt, Kilee Wells Sanders, confirmed his death in a Fb post: “He was probably the most kind & loving soul. Everybody who met him loved him. His contagious laugh & smile. He was truly a amazing individual. He can be missed by so many.”
Cameron Robinson, 28, was a legal records specialist with the city of Las Vegas who was fatally shot within the neck while attending the music festival with his beau, the Las Vegas Assessment-Journal reported. He lived near St. George, Utah & commuted to Las Vegas for work, his sister, Meghan Ervin, told the newspaper.
Lisa Romero-Muniz was a secretary at Miyamura High School in Gallup, New Mexico, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. In her most up-to-date role, Romero-Muniz provided encouragement & support to college students throughout disciplinary proceedings, the newspaper stated. She was described as outgoing, kind & thoughtful, it stated.
Chris Roybal, 28, of Southern Calif., was a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan, ABC News source stated. Roybal was shot within the chest, ABC stated.
Bailey Schweitzer, 20, was from Bakersfield, Calif., her brother told the Bakersfield Californian newspaper.
Susan Smith, 53, was a school workplace supervisor in Simi Valley, Calif., the Ventura County Show star reported, citing a school district representative. Smith was an ardent country music fan & worked at an elementary school for 3 years of time of time, the newspaper stated.
Neysa Tonks, of Las Vegas, who worked at Technologent, an Irvine, Calif.-based technology company, was additionally among the many victims, the L.A. Times stated. She was the mom of three boys, in accordance to a GoFundMe marketing crusade created by Technologent. “Neysa brought joy, happiness, fun fun & amusement to so many people. The- mindless tragedy in Las Vegas Sun. unnessarily(sic) taken her from our community,” the GoFundMe page stated.
BILL WOLFE JR.
Bill Wolfe Jr. was a youth wrestling coach from Shippenburg, Pennsylvania, who attended the concert with his spouse Robyn. She survived the attack, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper reported. His death was confirmed by the Shippenburg cops officers department on its Fb page. “It’s with probably the most of broken hearts, the families of Bill Wolfe Jr. & his spouse Robyn share in that Bill has-been confirmed to be among the many deceased 'cause of the mass attack in Las Vegas,” the posting stated.
(Compiled by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago, Keith Coffman in Denver & Peter Szekely in New York NY; Editing by Jonathan Oatis & Grant McCool)