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

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


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


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.”

Charleston Hartfield

Charleston Hartfield is a 34-year-old police officer who died during the shooting. He was a military veteran and a youth football coach. He was known as Charles or Chucky.

“I don’t know a better man than Charles,” Troy Rhett told the newspaper. “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.”

Another friend, Stan King said that Hartfield was “seriously one of the nicest guys ever” and “the most true-blue American guy I’ve ever met.”

Allen Rhett wrote on Facebook, “To my very good friend Charleston Hartfield and his family. You will be missed so much as you are the symbol of what it means to be a great person, friend, husband, father and Coach. Chucky, you were one of the best people I have ever known and I think I speak for many when I say my heart is heavy with sorrow. I will always continue to love you and your family even if you are no longer here with us. My brother, my friend.”

Jordan Mclldoon

Jordan Mclldoon is a 23-year-old man from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. He is one of two Canadians killed in the shooting, according to the CBC reports. A woman who was at the scene of the incident, Heather Gooze wrote on her Facebook that Jordan died in her arms.

“We only had one child,” Al and Angela McIldoon told the CBC. “We just don’t know what to do.”

Gooze wrote Sunday morning, “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 young man who died in my arms! RIP Jordan mcildoon from British Columbia. I can’t believe this just happened!!!”

Mclldoon was described by his parents as “self-described cowboy boot, tattoo-covered redneck who loved the outdoors.”

Jessica Klymchuk

Jessica Klymchuk is a 28-year-old woman from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She was killed while visiting Las Vegas with her fiance, according to My Grand Prairie Now. She worked for the local Catholic school district.

“It is with shock and sadness that we confirm the loss of a Holy Family Catholic Regional Division staff member. An Educational Assistant, Librarian and Bus Driver for St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview, was one of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday evening. The scope of this tragedy is worldwide and we are feeling its impact here at home,” Superintendent Betty Turpin said in a statement. “The District will be continuing to support our entire school family. We will have crisis support in place immediately and as long as is needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, as well as all the families affected by this unimaginable attack.”

Her fiance, Brent Irla, shared a photo of his deceased love on Facebook, writing “You and me together is my favourite place to be.”

Jessica leaves behind four children.

Adrian Murfitt

Adrian Murfitt is a 35-year-old man from Anchorage, Alaska. His mother identified him as one of the Las Vegas shooting victims, the Anchorage Daily News reports. He died in the arms of his best friend Brian MacKinnon.

“We were taking a picture and it went through his neck,” said MacKinnon told the newspaper. “There’s a lot of amazing people — there was nurses, doctors, firemen. Everybody who was at that concert really jumped on it, did everything they could. We just couldn’t save him.”

MacKinnon wrote on Facebook, “Sadly, he died in my arms.”

His mom told the newspaper that Murfitt enjoyed playing hockey at Dimond High School.

Posted by Brian MacKinnon on Monday, October 2, 2017

MacKinnon said to the Anchorage Daily News that he and his friend decided to go to the Las Vegas show three weeks ago. He then described Murfitt as the “best dude ever.”

“He was always happy. He was always there for his friends,” MacKinnon told the newspaper. “He was always down to help you with a project. He was smart, talented, funny as hell. He was just a top-notch friend.”

Lisa Romero-Muniz


Lisa Romero-Muniz is a 48-year-old woman from Gallup, New Mexico. She was a high school secretary, who is remembered for loving her family.

“A candlelight vigil will be held for the late Miyamura High School Discipline Secretary Lisa Romero at 8 pm. 680 Boardman Ave.,” a post on Facebook read.

Romero’s cousin Ashley Romero informed The Huffington Post that Lisa was a “happy-go-lucky person.”

“She loved her kids and husband. And for this to happen so senselessly. It’s a heartbreaking day for us all,” she said to the site.

Michael Gabaldon wrote, “RIP our dear Cousin, Lisa Romero. 😢 She was a very beautiful person,inside and out. I will miss you very much.”

“Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Lisa Romero. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to her coworkers and the students of Miyamura High School during this difficult time. Lisa died last night during the mass shooting in Las Vegas, NV,” said a post from Gallup Sun Publishing.

According to KRQE, “A friend of Lisa’s says she was a sweet and beautiful woman who worked with kids and who a lot of students looked up to.”

Sandy Casey

Sandy Casey is a 35-year-old woman from Redondo Beach, California. According to The Daily Beast, she was a special education teacher working in Southern California.

The Daily Beast wrote that Casey’s partner, Christopher Willemse, posted this message about her death: “The love and support that she and I have received during these trying times just shows how important this wonderful woman truly was. She lived life to the fullest and made me the happiest man in the world. I’m so grateful for the kind words and gestures, it means the world to me, especially for her.”

The school where she once worked sent out a press release on the death of one of their teachers during the now-infamous Las Vegas shooting.

Sadly Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) confirms that one of their beloved Special Education teachers, Sandy Casey, has died after being shot in Las Vegas. #RIP

Posted by Gigi Graciette on Monday, October 2, 2017

“… 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, according to The Daily Breeze.

Rachael Parker

Rachael Parker is a 33-year-old shooting victim from Manhattan Beach PD. She began her career as a meter maid and worked her way up to her role as a police records technician, according to

Her mother called Parker “brilliant,” with “a heart of gold.” She also added that her daughter “volunteered with the homeless and elderly.”

According to CBS News, Parker “worked for the Manhattan Beach Police Department for 10 years” and was “a police records technician with the department for 10 years.”

People close to Parker are still mourning her death, and have set up a tribute in her honor:

Rachael “Parker was among two employees from California’s Manhattan Beach Police Department who were shot, according to a police press release. Parker, a records technician, died in the hospital, police said,” wrote ABC 8.

Angela “Angie” Gomez

Angela “Angie” Gomez is a 20-year-old shooting victim of the Las Vegas Massacre.

Loved ones of the deceased have created a GoFundMe page for Angie. They remember her for her “warm heart and loving spirit.”

“It is with deepest sadness and absolute shock that we mourn the loss of Poly Cheer Alumni, Angela Gomez,” the page says. “Angie was a member of the Class of 2015. She was a cheerful young lady with a warm heart and loving spirit. Angie’s life was cut short when she succombed (sic) to injuires sustained in the Las Vegas Route 91 shooting. This senseless act of violence has rocked our Poly Cheer and Song family.”

Her GoFundMe page asks people to keep Angie’s family in their hearts, “and celebrate the life of a young woman who has gone home too soon. We love you, Angie.”

Susan Smith

Susan Smith is a 53-year-old mother of two, who was an office manager at the Simi Valley Unified School District, according to FOX LA. She had worked at that school district since 2001 and was “described as the heart of the school,” Ventura County Star reported.

The newspaper added, “Smith, an ardent country music fan, was a popular figure at Vista Elementary School, where she worked for three years.”

Vista PTA commended Smith for her contribution to the community, describing her as an advocate for children, writing, “Our hearts are full of sorrow for the passing of Susan Smith. She was a wonderful woman, an advocate for our children, and a friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

One woman commented on Smith’s death on Facebook, writing, “She will be truly missed, I worked with her closely on so many activities over the years. Saw her everyday, she was patient, kind and a wonderful person. She was so sweet always with all our kids. We will miss her terribly. I took this picture and this is how she was everyday!! Her smile was contagious. Praying for her and her family through this terrible tragedy. 😢”

Bailey Schweitzer

Bailey Schweitzer is a 20-year-old woman from Bakersfield, California. According to 17News, Bailey’s family confirmed her death, saying that “Schweitzer graduated from Centennial High School in 2015” in Bakersfield.

One friend wrote on Facebook, “Bailey Schweitzer was and IS so incredibly loved! Bailey was a victim of the shootings in Las Vegas. Here are some of her senior portraits from two years ago to put a lovely face to the name. If you would like to donate a meal (or financially donate) to the Schweitzer family during this difficult time you may do so at the link below…PLEASE NOTE: At this time we are unsure of when the Schweitzer’s will be returning to Bakersfield from Las Vegas, but we would like to have meals on standby for when they do return home. I know their community runs deep and wide and we want to rally around the Schweitzer family during this time.”

Another woman wrote, “For those who knew Bailey Schweitzer, her Infinity work family will be holding a candle light vigual in memory of her. All are welcomed. We will be doing this at 6:30pm. Infinity Communications 4909 Calloway Dr Suite 102 We love you Bailey and our work will never be the same! 💜💜💜”

Chris Roybal

Christopher “Chris” Roybal, 28, fought with the U.S. Navy in Afghanistan, but was killed while at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. His very last Facebook post addressed how it is like to be constantly asked “What’s it like to be shot at?”

Roybal’s mother, Debby Allen, told the New York Daily News.“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. He was in two gun battles where he thought he wouldn’t make it back home.”

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

Roybal’s mother told Gabby Hart of KSNV that she was also at the concert during Sunday’s shooting and that she wanted to go back to save her son. Hart reported, “Says she tried to run toward him but bystander stopped her saying she couldn’t toward the gunfire.”

“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,’” she told the Daily News. “It was horrible. I couldn’t keep my feet underneath me. I kept collapsing. I just wanted to go back in so badly. But people were jumping over everything to get out.”

They were both in Las Vegas to celebrate Chris’ upcoming 29th birthday party.

“He was the most funny, amazing guy ever. He loved karaoke and all types of music. He had a knack for singing Spanish love songs,” said Allen. “He loved to watch chick flicks with me.”

Melissa Ramirez

Melissa Ramirez, 28, is yet another victim of Sunday night’s massacre in Las Vegas. She is seen with a baby in the photo above, however hasn’t been confirmed whether or not that is her child.

Family members traveled out to Las Vegas in an attempt to find the missing Melissa.

“Family members of 28-year-old Melissa Ramirez started driving from California to Nevada early Monday morning when they heard about the Las Vegas shooting and could not reach her. Shortly after, they received a call from a friend who was also at the concert informing them that Ramirez had died,” according to Buzzfeed.

A cousin told Buzzfeed that Ramirez was “the person in the family who everyone looked forward to seeing.”

Carrie Barnette

Carrie Barnette is a 34-year-old employee of Disneyland in Anaheim, who was one of 59 victims that were shot dead on Sunday in Las Vegas during the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.

Friends and family have described Barnette as someone with a huge heart and beautiful soul.

Barnette worked as a cast member at the Pacific Wharf Cafe in Disney California Adventure. Disney CEO Robert Iger tweeted: “A senseless, horrific, act, and a terrible loss for so many. We mourn a wonderful member of the Disney family: Carrie Barnette. Tragic.”

“I knew she was there, we have been up all night awaiting news. We knew she had been shot. This morning a friend with her confirmed she is gone,” Barnette’s cousin Janice Chambers told The Arizona Republic.

Chambers mentioned that Barnette’s mother has said that Carrie’s body hasn’t been recovered.

“She said there are bodies stacked everywhere. Not any real details as to more, other than she was up front close to stage,” said Chambers. She was shot to the left side of her chest and a friend with her was there at her side when she passed.”

Erick Silva

Rest easy Erick Silva praying for ur family and my CSC Family

Posted by Steve Hudson on Monday, October 2, 2017

Erick Silva is a 22-year-old man from Las Vegas, who died in the shooting. According to the Washington Post, he worked as a security guard at the concert the night of the incident. “I know that he loved being Security,” his event manager wrote on Facebook. “I know that he was doing all that he could do to keep [people safe] before his life was taken.”

A friend of Silva looked around his room, seeing the belongings of the deceased, and contemplating how all these items represent memories.

Sad and distraught friends took to his Facebook to vent their grief and disbelief. “RIP ERICK SILVA !!!!! YOU WERE AN AMAZING PERSON MAN!!!” wrote one.

A woman wrote, “R.I.P. ERICK SILVA. my friend and neighbor we will miss you. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.”

Another friend wrote, “Rest easy brother everyone is devasted u were a good person doing everything and anything u could for ppl not one second did i think this would happened to you its really sad. i looked in your room and all ur stuff is there you may be gone brother but ur memories are with us all we love you good bye for now but not forever rest in heaven brother.”

Silva wrote on his Facebook that he was from Los Angeles, but lived in Las Vegas.

Kurt Von Tillow

Kurt Von Tillow is a 55-year-old man from Cameron Park, California. He has been described as the “ultimate patriot,” according to friends and loved ones of Kurt Von Tillow.

Tillow was a father, a brother, and a friend.

According to the television station, “Friends and family gathered at the Cameron Park Country Club Monday to mourn and remember Tillow. They led a procession of golf carts from the club, to which he belonged, to his home. Outside Tillow’s backyard, family created a memorial with flowers and American flags.”

Two family members of Tillow were also harmed during the concert, but did not die.

“My brother-in-law was the most patriotic person you’ve ever met,” Von Tillow’s brother-in-law, Mark Carson, said. “Guarantee you, he was covered in red, white and blue, with a Coors Light in his hand, smiling with his family and listening to some music.”

Neysa Tonks

Neysa Tonks is 46-year-old woman from Las Vegas, Nevada. She’s a mother of three and an employee for a computer software company. Her former church counselor Tracy Downey told the Review Journal that Tonks is remember as “a very nice woman who was full of life and energy.”

Downey added, “All she was doing was enjoying her life and celebrating with friends when a madman opened fired as if he were playing a video game.”

The company Technologent wrote in a statement, “The Technologent family lost one of our own in this tragedy. A great mother, colleague and friend, Neysa Tonks. She leaves behind three boys – Kaden, Braxton and Greysen. Neysa has brought so much joy, fun and laughter to Technologent – she will be greatly missed by all!”

According to LinkedIn, Tonks was a global account executive for Technologent. The company set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the three boys she left behind. So far, the page has earned more than $150k in donations.

According to Tonk’s Facebook page, she was from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jenny Parks


Jenny Parks was a kindergarten teacher in her mid ’30s, who was one of 59 people killed in the deadliest shooting in United States history. She’s a resident of Lancaster, California, who attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert with her husband Bobby. She was also the mother of two children, named Bryce and Leah.

Jenny was “absolutely beautiful and very intelligent, had a wonderful sense of humor and was so kind,” Bobby’s uncle, Dr. Steven McCarthy, told People Magazine.

McCarthy said that Jenny just got her Master’s in Education this May. He also told People Magazine that Jenny and her husband were high school sweethearts, and she was planning a surprise party for his 40th birthday next week.

“We are a very resilient family and everybody will bond together,” McCarthy told People. “But this will be very hard for him. It’s a major loss.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help assist Parks family, especially her husband and two children. In two days, her page has earned almost $50k.

Click here to donate.

Jack Beaton

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Jack Beaton saved his wife during the Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. The couple attended the Route 91 Festival Harvest concert on Sunday to celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary.

Beaton’s a resident of Bakersfield, California. He attended high school in Lake Isabella, California. He was a graduate of Kern Valley High School (Class of ’82), where he was apart of the football team.

Mr. Beaton is credited with saving his wife’s life during the melee. 23ABC News reports that Beaton “took the bullet” for his wife Laurie. He later died in a hospital.

Beaton’s son Jake tweeted that his father was “#ATrueHero” and asked his audience to pray for his father.

“If every1 could please pray for my dad and every1 else at the rout 91 he jumped in front of my mom and got shot. I love youdad,” Jake wrote. “#atruehero.”

“I’ve never experienced gunshots but when I felt air go right past my arm I told my husband, ‘I don’t think that’s fireworks,’” Laurie Beaton told ABC News. “He told me, ‘Get down, get down, get down’” and he used his body to protect hers. “He told me, ‘I love you, Laurie’ and his arms were around me and his body just went heavy on me.”

Laurie reported seeing “a lot of blood” and then her husband wasn’t responding her screams. She later found out that her husband was dead after calling the coroner’s office on Monday afternoon.

Beaton is survived by his wife and two children, Jake and Delaney.

Rhonda LeRocque

Rhonda LeRocque is a 42-year-old shooting victim from Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Her mother told CNN that she remembers her daughter as “beautiful, inside and out.” She confirmed her daughter’s death with the NECN news outlet.

Her grandmother told WBZ that Rhonda was the “most marvelous person you ever met in your life.”

Her mother, Priscilla Champagne told CNN that Rhonda was “a truly great mother, daughter, wife, aunt, sister, worker, and a good, kindhearted friend. She had a great faith in Jehovah God, and had a wonderful family life. She loved Hawaii, Disney, and country music.”

Denise Salmon Burditus

Denise Salmon Burditus was killed, along with 58 other people, in the deadliest shooting in United States history. On Sunday, she attended the Route 91 Harvest country music festival with her husband of over 30 years. She later died in his arms that night in Las Vegas.

About a half hour before the shooting, Denise posted a picture and message to Twitter, suggesting that she was excited about the event. Sources and social media posts indicate that she and her husband had been looking forward to the country music festival for months.

On Monday, Denise’s husband Tony Burditus posted a message to Facebook, confirming his wife’s death. WSAZ reports him as writing, “It saddens me to say that I lost my wife of 32 years… this evening in the Las Vegas shooting… Denise passed in my arms. I LOVE YOU BABE.”

Posted by Tony Burditus on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tony Burditus has since changed his profile picture to an image of him and his wife kissing. One user wrote on the picture, “My heart is broken for you. GOD Bless you and your family.”

Another commented, “Seems like forever ago, but I will always remember the good times hanging out with you guys on Torii beach. Wonderful woman. God bless you and strength to you and your family. Always here for you brother.”

Denise describes herself on Facebook as being “semi-retired.” She was originally from Hedgesville, West Virginia. Shortly before her death, she was living with Tony and her family in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Denise reportedly moved around a lot because of her husband’s military job.

On August 3, Denise updated her Facebook photo to read: “I love you a bunch. You will forever be my always.”

 Andrea Castilla


Andrea Castilla was one of 59 people to be shot dead in the worst shooting in U.S. history. She had recently turned 28-years-old and went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas for a birthday weekend. She did not make it out of the concert alive as a gunman opened fire on a sea of fans, killing dozens of people and putting over 500 people in the hospital.

“Andrea my beloved sister, I can’t even close my eyes without picturing the joy you brought to me and this world,” Adam Castilla wrote on Facebook. “Never have I had something so precious ripped from my life. I am completely shattered.”

Castilla was employed as a makeup artist at Sephora in California. Her Facebook page also says that she worked as a dental assistant in 2012.

The 28-year-old was reportedly out in Las Vegas to visit her sister. According to her GoFundMe page, both sisters were described as holding hands and dancing during the concert. When the gunman opened fire upon the crowd, Andrea was struck in the head by a bullet.

“My sister was really happy. She was living her life and had so many dreams and aspirations,” Adam Castilla told the Washington Post. “She didn’t have one bad bone in her body. Every time I saw her she managed to make everything good.”

Her GoFundMe account has already exceeeded the goal of $50k, as the page has already raked up over $59K donations. Click on the link to donate.

Rocio Guillen Rocha

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Rocio Guillen Rocha was a 40-year-old mother of four from Eastvale, California. She reportedly loved kids, country music, and running. She was described as being a “super mom.”

“She loved sports and being a supporting baseball mom,” her cousin, Vanessa Rocha, wrote on a Go Fund Me page. “Her greatest accomplishment was being a mother, as she would always say.”

The 40-year-old now-deceased mother of four grew up in Anaheim and graduated from Katella High School in 1995.

Max Ramirez, a friend of Rocio said, “She was a hard-working mom who loved all her children and family.”

Rocha worked as an assistant manager at a California Pizza Kitchen in Santa Ana, but she away on maternity leave after giving birth to her fourth child.

She has been working at that pizza restaurant since 2014. The company and coworkers are still grieving over her death.

“She touched so many within our CPK family and beyond, and she will be deeply missed by all of us,” company CEO G.J. Hart said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Rocio’s family, as well as with the families of all those who have been affected by this senseless tragedy.”

Christiana Duarte


University of Arizona graduate Christiana Duarte, 21, is one of 59 people to be killed on Sunday in Las Vegas during the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. Duarte had just graduated from college in May, and was an avid country music fan. Her body was identified a day after the shooting by her friend.

Longtime friend Maddie Noble told the Arizona Republic that Duarte went by the nickname “Chrissy,” and was a big-time country music fan.

“I’ve known her my entire life,” said Noble. “She was incredibly driven, passionate about everyone and everything.”

Duarte asked Noble to come with her to the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert in Las Vegas, but she was unable to accompany her friend to the event because of school-related obligations.

Also according to Duarte’s LinkedIn page, her first full-time job was for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, as a fan services associate.

This past Summer, Duarte worked for the Los Angeles Rams during training camp, as a corporate sponsorships intern. According to her LinkedIn profile, her job was “providing Rams fans with a memorable experience and relationships.”

The deceased University of Arizona graduate was the sister of minor league baseball prospect Miley Duarte. Her 22-year-old brother is a shortstop for the Great Falls Voyagers, an Advanced Rookie affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

Mikey wrote in a Facebook message to the The Republic: “My baby sister will come home!!! She’s my life. My best friend!”

“We’re searching for my sister,” Mikey informed Noble via text message mere hours after the infamous shooting. “Pray hard please. I need my little sister. Her and Ariel are all I’ve really got.”

Denise Cohen

Denise was a 58-year-old resident of Carpinteria, California. She was a grandmother of two and also a receptionist for a small tech company in the town where she used to live. Friends say that she use to love watching Good Morning America and listening to country music.

She had been planning the trip to Las Vegas with her partner, Derrick “Bo” Taylor, for weeks. Bo was a grandfather of five and a corrections officer, who was killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Friends said that Denise was becoming more active in church. On Facebook, she was described by co-workers and friends as being “joyful and bright” and “kind and loving.” Her church called Denise “an irreplaceable part of our volunteer team.”

Denise Cohen had been lived the past two years living with roommate Leana Orsua.

“She was more than just a friend to me, she was like a sister or a family member,” said Orsua. “She was a very active social person she touched so many lives. She was a super positive, genuine, kind-hearted individual.”

A GoFundMe page called “Denise Cohen Family Memorial Fund” has raised over $11k of their $10,000 goal. Click on the link to donate to the family of the deceased.

Derek “Bo” Taylor, 56


Derek “Bo” Taylor was a 56-year-old resident of Oxnard, California. He was also a 29-year-veteran of the Nevada Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He had attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival with his girlfriend, Denise Cohen. Both were killed when gunfire broke out.

Taylor use to be a lieutenant and the commander of the state’s conservation center.

According to His supervisor, Capt. Timothy Ellis, the decease Derek “Bo” Taylor was an “outstanding” office. Ellis also said that, “He ran an absolutely great camp.”

The deceased lieutenant was reportedly schooled to return to work the Tuesday following the rock concert in Las Vegas.

He is survived by his two adult sons.

Keri Galvan


Keri Galvan was a 31-year-old mother of three from Simi Valley, California. She’s been described by friends as being a “super mom.”

Galvan lived with her husband and three children in Thousand Oaks, in southeastern Ventura County, California.

She was killed on October 1, 2017, at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. She was reportedly 100 feet away from the stage when the gunman opened fire, and she “died in her husbands arms.”

Lindsey Poole, Galvan’s sister, set up a GoFundMe page to help provide financial assistance to her three children, ages 10, 4, and 2.

Poole wrote, “Her days started and ended with doing everything in her power to be a wonderful mother.”

Michelle Vo


Michelle Vo was a 32-year-old woman, who worked for the New York Life Insurance Company in Pasadena, California.

Vo was living in Los Angeles, and traveled out to Las Vegas to attend the now infamous Route 91 Harvest Festival country music concert.

A banker named Casey Lubin, 32, told Buzzfeed that she’s Michelle Vo’s best friend. Lubin said that,”that “all of the love and effort she (V0) gave to others in her life would come back.”

Lubin also called her friend, “the most vibrant, passionate, brave and kind person I have ever met.”

Michelle had recently ended a relationship and moved into her own apartment, according to a friend.

“She was just starting her life,” said Lubin. “That’s why I don’t understand how this could happen.”

Austin Meyer, 24, of Marina, California

Meyer was celebrating his 24th birthday with his fiancé, Dana, when the shooting occurred. Hewas a student at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), enrolled in a 2-year automatic program.

“He was a wonderful young man and my future son-in-law,” Meyer’s fiancé’s father wrote in a statement to TMCC, which the school posted on Facebook. “He loved attending the automotive program at your school and praised it all the time… The loss and grief his family and mine feel at this time is beyond belief.”

Brett Schwanbeck, 61, of Ash Fork, Arizona

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He was a father of two, and a grand-father of five.

“Brett was a great man that was funny, generous, kind, loving, and so full of joy,” his nieces wrote on a GoFundMe page for him. “He would drive 500 miles to help you if you needed it. He loved his family dearly and cherished lake trips, family gatherings, hunting, camping and spending time with his kids and grandkids.”

Carrie Parson, 31, of Seattle, Washington

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Carrie Parsons was a 31-year-old graduate from Arizona State University (class of ’08). She was a resident of Seattle, Washington, who had recently gotten engaged in Hawaii. She was killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. She attended the concert with four friends.

“She would always say ‘live, laugh, love,’ and she did that,” said Laura Cooper, Parsons childhood friend, in an interview with Seattle TV’s KOMO News.

Parsons had served on the board of the Seattle Sun Devils alumni association, according to the group’s Facebook page. Following her death, that same page wrote a status which said, “With a heavy heart I share that we lost a member of our ASU Seattle family in the Las Vegas shooting.”

Patricia “Pati” Mestas, 67, of Menifee, California


Patricia Metas was a 67-year-old resident of Menifee, California. She is the oldest person to die in the Las Vegas shooting massacre. Her family members remember her for being “young at heart.”

Metas loved country music, and had traveled all the way to Las Vegas to see one of her favorite musicians Jason Aldean perform onstage. Tom Smith, Mestas’ cousin, said in an interview with USA TODAY that Metas was “eager to make the most of a moment.”

“If there weren’t people, if there wasn’t music, if there wasn’t laughter, she would find it,” Smith said. “Or she would do her bestat to make it.”

At one time, Metas worked as a deli manager at a convenience store in Corona, California.

She is survived by her three children, eight grandchildren and a great grand-child.

Chris Hazencomb, 44


According to Chris’ mom Maryanne, her son died while saving the life of a friend, Nicole Torres during the deadliest shooting in U.S. History. He reportedly used his 6-foot-5 frame to shield his friend from gunfire.

Brian Fraser, 39


Brian Fraser is a 39-year-old man from La Palma, California. He was a vice president of sales at a Southern California mortgage company. During the Route 91 concert, he walked up closer to the stage to see Jason Aldean perform and then was fatally shot.

According to The Orange County Register, Fraser entered the concert with a group of 20 family members and friends. All made it out of the concert without serious injury, except Fraser who was killed.

Fraser is survived by his wife, parents, and four children.

Fraser’s 25-year-old son, Nick Arellano, spoke with The Register and told them a bit of information about his father. Fraser reportedly loved to hunt, snowboard, deep-sea fish, and attend his children’s sporting events. He had also recently obtained a private pilot’s license.

Nicol Kimura


Teresa Nicol Kimura was a 38-year-old woman from Placentia, California. Her friends remember her for her huge heart and infectious laugh. She attended the Route 91 country rock concert with 6 friends from Orange County, California. Robert Miller, a pastor and one of Kimura friends, reports that Kimura was the only friend who didn’t make it back after gunfire broke out.

“She made you jealous of how much she loved life,” Miller wrote on a GoFundMe page. “And if you didn’t know her, you missed out on a better life than the one you have.”

Tara Rose Smith


Tara was a model and educational assistant from Canada. She lived in Alberta, with her husband and two sons.

“Sophia Models would like to send out our condolences to Tara Roe’s family and friends,” the modeling agency she worked with posted on Facebook. “She worked as a model for our agency for over 10 yrs. She was always a friendly face and had a very caring spirit. We are saddened, shocked and pray for everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Jordyn Riveria, 21


Jordyn was a student in her fourth year California State University at San Bernardino, studying Health Care Management. She was a member of CSUSB’s chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, the national health education honor society.

“I personally got a chance to know her when we spent time together last summer in London during the summer abroad program,” CSUSB’s president Tomás Morales said in a statement. “As one of her faculty members noted, we will remember and treasure her for her warmth, optimism, energy, and kindness.”

One classmate of Riveria told the Desert Sun how the 21-year-old’s “bright smile and sense of humor” lit up the room.

“She really did light up the room with her bright smile and sense of humor,” Valerie Bitanga, Rivera’s classmate.”I really didn’t want to go to class today because I didn’t want to feel the pain of knowing she won’t be walking in to learn and laugh with us.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up. The page has already received over $32k in donations.

Dorene Anderson

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Dorene describes herself on Facebook as a stay-at-home mom, who was on vacation in Las Vegas. She attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival, and did not come out alive.

Lisa Patterson


Lisa was a mother of three from California, who was shot dead in the Route 91 massacre.

Patterson’s husband, Bob, told Fox 5 KVVU-TV, “I’m just lost without her. I don’t know what to do.”

The couple had been married for over 30 years.

Lisa’s GoFundMe page states, “Lisa had an infectious energy and fierce love for her family, and we are beyond heartbroken for Bob and their three kids.”

Austin Davis of Colton California

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Candice Bowers


Candice Bowers was a mother of three children, one of was her 2-year-old niece who she adopted.

“Her laugh and her smiles and always happy and spoke from the heart and you wanted the truth, you got it from Candace,” Patty Tran, a friend, told Abc7.

Laura Shipp


Laura Shipp is from Las Vegas and loved to attend big concerts with her son.

“From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank each and everyone one of you who have thought of our family during these past couple days,” Laura’s niece Paris Shipp wrote on Facebook. “We were all together last night when we received the news that Laura passed away in the recent, Las Vegas, tragedy.”

Longtime friend Bill Skinner took to Facebook to vent about Laura’s passing. He posted a photo of the victim along with a caption that read, “This is Laura Shipp a friend of mine. Laura and I were in the same classes from the first grade through our senior year of high school. Although Laura and I were never “lets hang out” friends we both shared a love and passion for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I have a small resentment towards Laura because she has always been a bigger, better, and more loyal fan then I have. For the last eight years I have followed Laura’s post on FB to find out how the Dodgers did. Now living in the Midwest, and with the time difference, it has been harder to follow the Dodgers. Laura made it easy. No post equaled a loss, and a win was announced by Laura usually within moments after each win. Laura was senselessly gunned down in Las Vegas the other night while attending a concert with her son. Please join me in good thoughts and prayers towards her surviving son and family. RIP Laura.”

Carly Kreibaum


Carly Kreibaum was a 33-year-old mom from Sutherland, Iowa. Her hometown posted an electronic welcoming sign, reading “R.I.P. Carly” shortly following her death in the Las Vegas shooting massacre. She had two children and was married to Chris Kreibaum. She was reportedly a well-liked mother who lived a farm with her husband and two children.

Residents were reportedly stunned when they found out one of their own was slain in the Las Vegas shooting.

Dan Wetherell, a local librarian and a cook at the Mugshots Bar & Grill, “There’s 600 people in this town. And there were 22,000 people at that concert.”

Brennan Stewart, 30


Brennan Stewart was described as a rowdy, funny-loving singer by his friends and family. But when shooting broke out in Las Vegas, he showed his true heroic side by shielding his girlfriend from gunfire.

“Brennan was the kind of guy who always put others before himself, including up to the moment he lost his life,” read a family statement. “Brennan shielded his girlfriend and helped others to safety.”

Stewart was an amateur country western singer. His songs are featured on YouTube, including a rendition of “You Should Be Here” by Cole Swindell.

He once wrote, “If country music ever disappeared, I feel like I would too.”

Steve Berger

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Steve Berger went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival to celebrate his 44th birthday. He was a father of three young children, and a graduate of St. Olaf College. Berger worked at financial planning company EFS Advisors.

Heather Alvarado, 35


Heather was a mother of three, who her husband said “always saw the good in others.”

Victor Link, 55

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Victor’s  fiancé, Lynne Gonzales wrote in a statement with BuzzFeed News that, “Victor was a loving fiancé, proud father, loyal son, protective brother, supportive uncle and kind friend… While we mourn the loss of a great man, we also celebrate the wonderful life he led. We hope that his loved ones and the countless others he’s touched over the years remember the kindness, wisdom, humor and inspiration he passed along to each of us and carry on his legacy.”

Cameron Robinson, 28

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Cameron’s sister Meghan Ervin described her brother as “goofy, amazing, kind, sweet, loving” and “her best friend.” She wrote on Facebook, “I feel like this is a horrible nightmare.”

Stacee Etcheber

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Stacee was a mother of two. She had worked as a hairdresser and lived in Novato, California. Her brother-in-law, Al Etcheber, confirmed her death.

“It’s with a heavy heart and deep sorrow, Stacee Etcheber has passed away,” Etcheber wrote. “Please pray for our family during this difficult time. She leaves behind two adoring beautiful children and an amazing husband. Thank you to everyone for all the support in this past few days. We will dearly miss you.”

Dana Gardner

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Here’s a message from Dana’s daughter Kayla on Facebook, regarding her mother’s murder: “We are devastated and still in shock trying to comprehend what happened,” she wrote. “My family and I appreciate the outpouring of love and support and ask for prayers at this time.”

Dana Gardner was employed by California’s San Bernardino County for 26 years. Most recently, she was assigned the job of deputy recorder. Fellow employees told the San Bernardino Sun that Gardner was a “go-to person” and a “dedicated public servant.”

Thomas Day Jr., 54

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Thomas Day Jr. was a 54-year-old home builder and contractor from Riverside, California. According to the Las Angeles Times, he attended the Route 91 Festival Harvest concert with his four of his children.

“He was the best dad. That’s why the kids were with him,” his father, Thomas Day Sr., told the Los Angeles Times. “They’re crushed.”

Calla Medig, 28

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Calla Medig was raised in Jasper and worked in Edmonton, Alberta. She attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival for the third year in a row, her mother told Global News, a Canadian outlet.

A branch of the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch honored the death of Ms. Medig by lowering their flag and writing on Facebook that,  “A young beautiful lady was taken too soon from us.”

Hannah Ahlers, 34

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Hannah Ahlers was a mother of three from Murrieta, California. Friends and relatives say that she loved spending time with her family and partaking in adventurous activities like sky-diving.

Dave Ahlers, the victims father-in-law, describes Hannah as “loving, caring and devoted mother,” in an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal.

John Phippen, 56

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John Phippen was the owner of California-based home remodeling company JP Specialties. According to UNILAD, Phippen died after throwing himself over a fellow concert-goer. Phippen, a resident of Santa Clarita, California, was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival with his son, Travis. He was originally struck by a bullet in the lower back while dancing with his son.

“He was my best friend,” Travis said. “He never did anything wrong to anybody. He was always kind and gentle. He was the biggest teddy bear I knew.”

Friends and family took to Facebook to share memories of John Phippen, writing that “his smile was bigger than life” and that it “lit up the room.”

“We are all kind of in disbelief that it would happen to someone so gentle,” Travis told the LA Times.

Jennifer Irvine

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Jennifer Irvine was a criminal defense and family law attorney. She was a graduate of the University of San Diego and the California Western School of Law, who enjoyed snowboarding and held a black belt in tae kwon do, according to the legal news Law Newz.

Friend and business partner Thomas Slattery wrote on Facebook that Irvine’s death was “a tragic loss of a kind, generous, and beautiful lady” who “will be greatly missed.”

Bill Wolfe Jr.

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Bill Wolfe Jr was a 42-year-old youth sports coach from outside Pittsburgh. Wolfe and his wife Robin were celebrating their wedding anniversary in Las Vegas at the time of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.

“It is with the most of broken hearts, the families of Bill Wolfe Jr. and his wife Robyn share that Bill has been confirmed to be among the deceased as a result of the mass attack in Las Vegas,” the Shippensburg Police Department said in a statement posted to Facebook. “Please continue to hold our entire family as well as those affected across the nation in your unending prayers.”

Click here and donate to Bill’s GoFundMe fund to help support the family of the deceased

Shippensburg University released a statement on their website, identifying Wolfe as a member of the class of 1998. “Bill was a graduate of our physics program and has deep ties to Shippensburg,” the school said. “He was a coach, father, husband and friend and his loss is far reaching across the community.”

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement, “On behalf of our family and all Pennsylvanians, our hearts go out to the Wolfe family and the entire Shippensburg community.”

Kelsey Meadows, 28


Kelsey Meadows was a 28-year-old resident of California. Her family spent days trying to locate Kelsey following the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“It is with an absolutely shattered heart that I let everyone know that Kelsey did not survive this tragic event,” Brad Meadows, the victim’s brother, wrote in a Facebook post. “Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers as we try and move past this horrible time.”

Friends and family took to Facebook to share their memories of Kelsey.

“Kelsey it seems like just yesterday you ran around the day of my wedding helping make it as amazing as possible,” Yessica Zorola wrote. “I only wish I could have had more time to thank you again and talk some County music with you. You will be missed.”

Ms. Meadows worked as a substitute teacher at Taft High School. The school also confirmed her death and noted that she has left behind “an entire community that loved and respected her.”

“Kelsey was smart, compassionate and kind. She had a sweet spirit and a love for children,” the school’s principal, Mary Alice Finn, said in a statement. “Words cannot adequately capture the sorrow felt by her students, colleagues and friends in learning of her passing.”

A scholarship in Kelsey’s name has since been set up in the school.

Las Vegas Shooting Death Toll

The casualty count has reached 59 people so far. Over 500 other people were injured during the shooting (a total of 527 people were hospitalized).

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