What we know about the Las Vegas shooting victims so far

The latest reports indicate at least 59 people were killed and 527 were injured during a shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night.

Videos showed terrified concertgoers duck and run in fear as suspected gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

With each passing hour, we learn more about the lives lost in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Here’s what we know about the Las Vegas Shooting victims so far, and how you can help:

 

How to help

GoFundMe

On Monday, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak and Sheriff Joe Lombardo started a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to raise financial support for the families of the shooting victims. The fundraiser has earned more than $2 million as of Monday night.

Donating blood

As CrimeOnline previously reported, there are several places in the Las Vegas area where people can donate blood.

“Anyone wishing to help is asked to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement. 

“United Blood Services will start taking donations at 7 a.m. at two locations: 6930 W. Charleston in Las Vegas or 601 Whitney Ranch Drive in Henderson.”

″UMC will also be hosting a blood drive in conjunction with United Blood Services. It will be held at UMC’s Delta Point Building located at 901 N. Rancho Lane. There will be updates as to the exact time of the blood drive as more information is available.”

Confirmed victims

Adrian Murfitt

Adrian Murfitt
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Adrian Murfitt, 35, of Anchorage, Alaska, was reportedly shot in the neck near the stage. His mother said her fisherman son died at the scene.

“Apparently, a fireman and a doctor both came over and did CPR on him, but he didn’t make it,” she said in a phone interview with the Alaska Dispatch News

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His childhood friend said he was with Murfitt during the fatal incident.

Jordan McIldoon

Jordan McIldoon
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Jordan McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, was also killed in Sunday’s mass shooting. The woman believed to be with McIldoon during his final moments said he died in her arms.

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McIldoon’s parents confirmed the man’s death and said the mechanic was set to start trade school.

“We only had one child,” they told CBC News. “We just don’t know what to do.”

Quinton Robbins

Quinton Robbins
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas student Quinton Robbins, 20, also died in Sunday’s shooting. The victim’s aunt confirmed his death on Facebook and to Newsweek.

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“With an incredibly heavy heart. My sweetest nephew has passed away. He was the most kind and loving soul. Everyone who met him, loved him. His contagious laugh and smile,” she wrote on Facebook. “He was truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many, he is loved by so many.”

Sonny Melton

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One of the first confirmed victims was Sonny Melton, 29, a registered nurse from Big Sandy, Tennessee. The victim’s wife, who was with him at the concert, confirmed his death in a statement.

She wrote, “At this point, I’m in complete disbelief and despair. I don’t know what to say. Sonny was the most kind-hearted, loving man I have ever met. He saved my life and lost his.”

Jessica Klymchuk

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Jessica Klymchuk, 28, of Edmonton, Canada, was reportedly killed in Sunday’s shooting. The victim’s grandmother, Margaret, confirmed her death to the Globe and Mail.

Margaret described her granddaughter as a single mother of four who worked as a school librarian and bus driver. The National Post reported that Klymchuk was visiting Las Vegas with her fiance.

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division, where Klymchuk worked, issued a statement following news of her death:

“The scope of this tragedy is worldwide and we are feeling its impact here at home,” Superintendent Betty Turpin said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, as well as all the families affected by this unimaginable attack.”

Charleston Hartfield

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Friends have identified veteran off-duty Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield, 34, as one of Sunday’s casualties.

Speaking with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, friend Troy Rhett said he sent a text to Hartfield hoping that he would hear back from him but never did.

“I figured he was probably busy helping others,” Rhett told the paper. “I don’t know a better man than Charles. They say it’s always the good ones we lose early. There’s no truer statement than that with Charles. … Our hearts have just been very heavy since hearing the news.”

The 34-year-old reportedly posted a photo of a Route 91 Festival banner prior to the shooting. Holding back tears, a relative of the slain officer told the New York Daily News that the father of two gave his life for his country.

Posted by Charleston Hartfield on Sunday, October 1, 2017

“Just to be taken out like this. You don’t understand. He’s got two little babies,” she said.

Susan Smith

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The Ventura County Star reports that a Simi Valley, Nevada, office manager was among the victims killed in Sunday night’s shooting.

Simi Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Jake Finch confirmed that Susan Smith, 53, perished in the shooting. A huge country music fan, Finch said Smith had worked for the district since 2001. Two co-workers who attended the festival with her are said to be unharmed.

“She was wonderful. She had a great sense of humor. She’s patient and kind,” Finch said. “She’s the hub … really the heart of the school.”

Lisa Romero-Muniz

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Local station KDAT reported that a Gallup, New Mexico, school secretary was one of the people shot and killed at the Las Vegas concert.

Lisa Romero-Muniz, a secretary at Miyamura High School, worked for the district since 2003. Louise Leslie’s 14-year-old great-granddaughter went the school where Romero worked and was in attendance when news of her death broke.

“The last time she saw her was Friday after school and she gave her a hug,” Leslie told The Washington Post. “She was always telling my granddaughter to stay out of trouble and get somewhere and do the right thing—she was a good friend of hers.”

Rachael Parker

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A California woman is among the more than 50 killed during a country music festival in Las Vegas.

KTLA reported that Rachael Parker, 33, a records technician for the Manhattan Beach Police Department, was shot during the concert and died at the hospital. The 33-year-old was in Vegas celebrating a birthday with a friend, according to the Long Beach Post.

“I was trying to get in touch with her to find out if she was OK because Rachael wasn’t returning my texts, I just had a terrible feeling,” friend Arlene Richardson told the Post. “So I ended up texting her, and at first she said she was OK … but she was going to go to the hospital, and then this morning she told me [Rachael] passed away.”

Parker had worked with the police department for 10 years and would be “greatly missed,” the agency said.

Sandy Casey

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A Redondo Beach, California, woman was killed when shots rung out at the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Sandy Casey, 35, a special-education teacher, was with a group of Manhattan Beach Unified teachers, principals and staff when she was fatally shot, according to the Daily Breeze.

“However, we have received information that one of our MBMS Special Education teachers, Sandy Casey [formerly Sandy McDermott], was fatally wounded. This is unbelievably sad and tragic,” Superintendent Mike Matthews wrote in a statement Monday morning.

Casey had taught at Manhattan Beach Middle School for nine years and was engaged to Christopher Willemse.

He wrote on Facebook, “She lived life to the fullest and made me the happiest man in the world. Im so grateful for the kind words and gestures, it means the world to me, especially for her.”

Angela Gomez

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A recent California high school graduate also died in Sunday’s mass shooting.

“We received word this morning that 2015 alumnus Angie Gomez, was involved in the Vegas shooting last night,” the Riverside Polytechnic High PTSA announced on Facebook Monday. “While details are still emerging, we did receive confirmation that Angie succumbed to her injuries.”

Denise Burditus

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A Martinsburg, West Virginia, woman who attended the Las Vegas festival reportedly died in her husband’s arms.

WJLA reported that Denise Burditus had posted photos of herself and husband Tony at the concert. Tony reportedly held his mortally wounded wife during her final moments.

“It saddens me to say that I lost my wife of 32 years, a mother of two, soon to be grandmother of [five], this evening in the Las Vegas shooting,” Tony wrote in a Facebook post, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

“Denise passed in my arms.”

Posted by Tony Burditus on Monday, October 2, 2017

John Phippen

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A father of six was reportedly dancing with his son when he was shot and killed Sunday.

Leah Nagyivanyi, a longtime friend of John Phippen confirmed the man’s death to People. The victim’s son, Travis, who is an EMT, was also shot during the concert but is expected to survive. Travis is said to have tried to revive his father amid the chaos.

“John was a great example of what a good man and a good person is,” Nagyivanyi said of the Valencia, California, man. “He was the last person who should have left this Earth. He was the kind of guy who always had your back and always made sure you had a beer in your hand.”

Jennifer Irvine

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A San Diego-based attorney is among the people killed during a shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival.

Friends and a family member confirmed to The San Francisco Union-Tribune that Jennifer T. Irvine died at the Route 91 Harvest Festival while hanging out with friends.

“She was holding hands with her girlfriends singing and dancing to country music when she was shot in the head,” friend and news reporter Kyle Kraska wrote on Facebook.

Jennifer Parks

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A Palmdale, California, kindergarten teacher was also shot and killed during a country music festival Sunday.

KHTS reported that Jennifer Parks was a mother of two. The school district where she worked described her to The San Francisco Chronicle as a “wonderful teacher.”

“Jenny was a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, teacher and so much more,” a GoFundMe page for the slain woman’s family read. “She touched many lives. Her life was cut far too short on the last night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival.”

Bailey Schweitzer

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A Bakersville, California, woman killed in Sunday’s shooting was identified at 20-year-old Bailey Schweitzer.

The woman’s father, Scott Schweitzer, confirmed her death to KBAK on Monday.

“Bailey was a wonderful, kind person who was liked by all – students and staff. The Golden Hawk community is grieving,” CHS Cheerleading Advisor Stacy Minnie told KERO.

Rhonda LeRocque

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A Tewksbury, Massachusetts, mother was also killed during the festival attended by more than 20,000 people.

Local media reported that Rhonda LeRocque was at the concert with her husband, 6-year-old daughter, and father-in-law. Her family said that her father-in-law had just left with LeRocque’s daughter when gunfire erupted.

They claimed the Massachusetts mother was shot in the back of the head.

“She was as close to perfection as possible,” her family said.

Christopher Roybal

Christopher Roybal

A veteran from California was shot to death during the concert shooting.

The victim’s mother told the New York Daily News that they were in Vegas to celebrate Christopher Roybal’s birthday. She said she took a nap and in the process of meeting up with her son when gunfire erupted.

“I desperately wanted to go back in to find him. Nobody would let me go back in, they were pulling me away. I kept screaming, ‘My son! My son!’ But they said, ‘You can’t go back into the gunfire,'” Debby Allen told the Daily News.

Allen noted that the 28-year-old served in the Navy from 2005 until 2012, and was stationed in Afghanistan at one point. Roybal’s haunting last public Facebook post described what it’s like to be shot at in a war zone.

“I got him home safe from Afghanistan and never thought I would have to worry about losing him again. He used to tell me stories about how scary it was,” the slain man’s mother said.

“I was so proud to be his mom. He made me feel so happy.”

Hannah Ahlers

Hannah Ahlers
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A mother of three died after being shot in the head amid Sunday’s concert shooting.

Hannah Ahlers, 34, of Murrietta, California, was attending the three-day festival with her husband and three other couples. Her father-in-law, Dave Ahlers, confirmed her death to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

David said the couple have three children, ages 3, 11 and 14, and described the slain mother as a “young Mary Tyler Moore.”

“She could have lit the world up with her smile,” he said.

Stacee Etcheber

Stacee Etcheber
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The wife of a San Francisco Police officer who was missing following the shooting was confirmed to be among the dead.

SFGate reported that Stacee Etcheber, 50, attended the country music concert with her husband, Officer Vinnie Etcheber. San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said Stacee was killed as her husband rendered aid to wounded festivalgoers.

It’s with a heavy heart and deep sorrow, Stacee Etcheber has passed away. Please pray for our family during this difficult time. She leaves behind two adoring beautiful children and an amazing husband,” the victim’s brother, Al Etcheber, announced on Facebook Tuesday.

“Thank you to everyone for all the support in this past few days. We will dearly miss you…….”

Neysa Tonks

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A mother to three boys also died in the shooting that left nearly 60 people dead.

The victim’s brother told KSTU that Neysa Tonks, of Las Vegas, and her boyfriend had avoided the first round of gunfire. Deciding to run, Tonks’ boyfriend was grazed by several bullets before turning around and realizing the mother was seriously wounded.

“He said he saw her take her last breaths, and he stayed there with her,” Davis explained.

The single mother of three died at the scene, according to the local station.

“She was a mom first, and an adventurer second,” he said.

Carrie Barnette

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A Disneyland employee was fatally wounded during Sunday’s shooting.

Family and friends confirmed Carrie Barnette’s death to The Orange County RegisterThey recalled her love for hummingbirds and penchant for cheering anyone up.

“She was a ray of sunshine,” the victim’s former coworker, Destiny Calderon, told the paper. “She always had a smile. If you had a bad day, she would lift you up.

Calderon claimed she had spoken to Barnette hours before the shooting. She said her “heart sunk” when she messaged Barnette to make sure she was okay and didn’t receive a response.

Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger said Barnette, 34, was part of the culinary team at Disney California Adventure for 10 years. The Riverside, California, woman oversaw restaurants and concession stands at the park’s Pacific Wharf.

“We are especially heartbroken over the loss of one of our own to this unconscionable and senseless act,” Iger said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with her family, along with our support, during this incredibly difficult time.

Rocio Rocha

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Another Disneyland employee died from injuries sustained during Sunday’s shooting.

KTRK reported that Rocio Rocha, a mother of four from Anaheim, California, was among the victims.

Rocha managed to climb over a fence after being wounded but died at a hospital, according to The Guardian.

She leaves behind four children, ages 18, 13, 16 months, and 1 month.

“Rocio was engaged to Chris Jaksha and were going to get married soon,” a GoFundMe for the slain woman read.

“May you RIP my beautiful Rocha cousin with a heart of gold. We love you.

Michelle Vo

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A Los Angeles, California, woman was reportedly fatally shot during the Route 91 Harvest Festival late Sunday.

A family friend confirmed to The Columbus Dispatch that Michelle Vo, 32, succumbed from injuries sustained in the shooting. Though Vo attended the festival with a girlfriend she quickly befriended Kody Robertson—an Ohio man who tried to save her life once gunfire rung out. He administered CPR to the wounded woman and carried her out of harm’s way.

“She just went down,” Robertson told The Dispatch Monday morning from the waiting room of Vegas’s Sunrise Hospital as he awaited word on Vo’s fate.

Hours later, Roberston learned that Vo didn’t make it. Robertson delayed his flight to stay at the hospital and he delayed it again to meet with the slain woman’s family.

Calla Medig

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An Edmonton, Canada, woman was also killed when a gunman opened fire on a crowd at an outdoor festival.

CBC News reported that Calla Medig was confirmed dead on Monday. The waitress had taken some time off of work to visit Vegas and attend the festival.

Loved ones feared the worst when Medig stopped answering texts, calls, and Facebook messages.

“She was [a] little bit of everything around here, she was kind of a rock and, as of Thursday, she would have been our newest manager,” her boss Scott Collingwood said. “A lot of us around here have super heavy hearts and we already miss her.”

Reports indicated that Medig was in her late 20s.

Jack Beaton

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A Bakersfield, California, man is said to have died protecting his wife from gunfire.

Jack Beaton’s death was confirmed by his son, Jake. According to KERO, Jack shielded his wife from gunfire and they became separated. A family friend said that Jack made it to the hospital without his I.D., making it harder for his family to reach out to him.

Jake wrote of his father on Facebook, “Lost my best friend. I love you so much more then you could ever imagine. Please watch over our family. You will forever be remembered as our hero!”

 

Dorene Anderson

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An Anchorage, Alaska, mother was confirmed as being among the dead Monday afternoon.

KTUU reported that Dorene Anderson’s death was announced by her husband’s employer. Anderson was a stay at home mom and a treasurer for a hockey booster club called the “Cowbell Crew,” according to the Alaska Dispatch News.

“She [Dorene] was the most amazing wife, mother, and person this world ever had. We are so grateful and lucky for the time that we did have with her,” the grieving family said in a statement.

 

Bill Wolfe

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On Tuesday, a Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, wrestling coach was confirmed as another of the Las Vegas shooting victims.