Adrian Murfitt

Friend of latest Las Vegas shooting victim posts heartbreaking final photo to Facebook: ‘He died in my arms’ 

The young fisherman was reportedly shot in the neck

An Anchorage, Alaska, man reportedly died during Sunday’s shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

The Alaska Dispatch News reported that Adrian Murfitt, 35, (pictured right) was shot in the neck near the stage outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. His mother, Avonna Murfitt, said her son died from his injuries at the scene.

“Apparently, a fireman and a doctor both came over and did CPR on him, but he didn’t make it,” Avonna said in a phone interview with the local paper.

The 35-year-old was a commercial fisherman and had just finished a summer job on the Alaskan Peninsula, according to his mother.

Adrian’s childhood friend, Brian MacKinnon (pictured left), posted a photo that appears to show the pair at the country music concert together. The victim’s mother noted that a bullet grazed the hat MacKinnon was wearing.

“Sadly, he died in my arms,” MacKinnon wrote in a comment on Facebook. “I don’t really know what else to say at this time. I’m really sorry.”

Officials told the Dispatch News that someone with the same name as gunman Stephen Paddock acquired two Alaska nonresident sportfishing licenses in 2009 and 2010.

 

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[Featured Image: Facebook/Brian MacKinnon]