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Las Vegas Boulevard Shooting Victims List: Names, Photos & Details

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Over 50 people were killed and more than 500 others were injured in the worst shooting in U.S. history when a 64-year-old lone gunman opened fire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The gunman, Stephan Paddock, killed himself after firing his gun down towards a large crowd as he stood high up on the 32nd floor of a Mandalay Bay hotel.

Police found the gunman dead at the scene. Authorities believe he killed himself inside his hotel room. There were widespread reports about multiple shooters, however this doesn’t appear to be the case. According to authorities, “At this time we do not believe there are any more shooters.”

Pure chaos erupted during Sunday night’s shooting at Route 91 in Las Vegas. Photos and Videos captured the scene of people desperately fleeing, while others were bloodied and lying on the ground.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the victims of the shooting. Click here to donate money.

On Monday morning, the first victim was first identified. Many more names of victims will be released to the public shortly. This article will be updated as more and more names are revealed. Look below to find out the full list of names, read their tributes and stories…


Sonny Melton

Las Vegas Boulevard Shooting Victims List: Names, Photos & Details

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Sonny Melton is a 29-year-old man from Paris, Tennessee. He is reportedly the first person to be identified as a Route 91 shooting victim. He was at the Jason Aldean concert with his wife. She told WZTV that her husband saved her life during the melee.


Melton’s wife, Heather Gullish Melton said, “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,” Heather said in a statement to Fox 17 News. “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.”

According to Sonny Melton’s Facebook profile, the shooting victim once worked as a registered nurse at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). Melton previously worked as a financial advisor, and had received a finance degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2010. However, he decided to return to school and earned his nursing degree from Union University in 2015. Milton also graduated from Big Sandy High School (class of 2006) in Big Sandy, Tennessee.

Union University said on Facebook, “Our hearts go out to the family of Sonny Melton, a 2015 Union University graduate who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting yesterday. Sonny completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated degree from Union and was president of his BSNA class. He worked in the emergency department at Henry County Medical Center and was attending the country music festival in Las Vegas with his wife, Heather Gulish Melton.”

Christy Davis, assistant professor of nursing at the school, said, “You know how when you met someone and you just know that they’re good and kind? That was Sonny. He just had a sweet, kind spirit about him.”

A co-worker, Victoria Peyton Dowd, wrote on Facebook, “Terribly saddened to learn we lost one of our ER nurses from HCMC in the tragedy that took place in Las Vegas. My heart aches for Sonny Melton, his wife and family, and our HCMC family. You never think about things like this happening to someone you know, much less someone from your work family. Sonny was such an amazing person and an amazing nurse. I’m thankful I had the pleasure of knowing such an awesome man.”

Click here to find out more about Sonny Melton.


Quinton Robbins

Las Vegas Boulevard Shooting Victims List: Names, Photos & Details

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Quinton Robbins is the second shooting victim to be identified. He was 20 years old, and once lived in Henderson, Nevada.

His aunt, Kilee Wells Sanders, wrote on Facebook, “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. He was truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many, he is loved by so many. So many awesome talents. I can’t say enough good about this sweet soul. Because of the gospel and plan of salvation I have faith we will be with him again.”

Sanders added, “Quinton Robbins, I, and your entire family will miss you so much everyday. Always will be thinking about you. Please pray & be there for his parents Tracey Wells Robbins and siblings at this time.”

According to his Facebook page, Robbins worked as a recreational assistant for the city of Henderson. He was also a student at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) and graduated from Basic High School in Henderson.

Another aunt, Doreen Hawk-Wells, wrote on Facebook, “It is with a heavy heart that I post this. My beautiful nephew, Quinton Robbins age 20, was killed at the concert in Vegas last night. He was an amazing young man who had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone. He overcame health issues and did not let them interfere with living his life to the fullest. Please pray for our family, especially his parents and siblings. I can’t begin to imagine how they will deal with this. I love them with all my heart and wish I could take all the hurt and pain away.”


How Many People Died In Total

The casualty count has reached 58 people so far. Over 500 other people were injured during the shooting.





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