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Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Story of a nurse who lost his life protecting his wife

The 29-year-old registered nurse from Tennessee named Sonny Melton was one of the victims of Las Vegas mass shooting was also shot and killed at a concert on Sunday night.

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Las Vegas is in deep shock after the mass shooting at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. At least 58 people were killed and at least 500 people injured in the deadliest mass shooting in the history of modern U.S. The crowd at the concert were the people from different walks of life, they all were gathered to chill and have fun at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

The mass shooting which took place on Sunday night is more like “mass murder” which took many innocent lives. Here we are sharing one of the story of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in the history of modern America.

Sonny Melton:

Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Story of a nurse who lost his life protecting his wife

The 29-year-old registered nurse from Tennessee named Sonny Melton was one of the victims of Las Vegas mass shooting was also shot and killed at a concert on Sunday night. His workplace, Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee confirmed.

In an interview with CNN affiliate WSMV, Sonny Melton’s wife Heather Melton said her husband lost his life in order to save her. She said, “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,” she added.

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

The Gov. of Tennessee tweeted, “In particular, Crissy and I extend our condolences and prayers to the family of Sonny Melton from West Tennessee who was among those killed in this tragedy.

“We know other Tennesseans were in attendance or performing at the event, and my thoughts go out to them as we grieve and process the enormity of this attack. Tennessee stands with Las Vegas during this difficult time,” he said.

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