A Canadian man was among the more than 58 people killed during a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday.
CBC News reports that Jordan McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, was killed when gunfire erupted during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The victim’s parents, Al and Angela McIldoon, confirmed their son’s death on Monday.
“We only had one child,” they commented. “We just don’t know what to do.”
A woman who attended the country music festival claimed to have been with McIldoon during his final moments.
“We are not allowed to go anywhere. I am with a young man who died in my arms!” Heather Gooze wrote on Facebook. ” I can’t believe this just happened!!!”
Jordan attended the festival with his girlfriend and the pair were expected to return home Monday night. Reuters reports that the girlfriend was not hurt.
His parents told CBC News that their son was a heavy-duty mechanic apprentice who was set to start trade school.
Friends and family, I am ok. I am right outside of the festival grounds. We are not allowed to go anywhere. I am with a…
In addition to Jordan, Jessica Klymchuk, a mother of four from Edmonton, Alberta, also lost her life on Sunday, according to City News Toronto. In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau disavowed the “senseless and cowardly act of violence.”
Latest reports indicated that at least 58 people were killed and 515 were injured in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Our hearts go out to those affected by last night’s shooting – we're following all reports of Canadian victims: https://t.co/2m37bGW2dC
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 2, 2017
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