UNLV Hockey Coach Injured In Las Vegas Shooting Expected To Make Full Recovery

Nick Robone, an assistant hockey coach at UNLV who was shot in the chest during the Las Vegas shooting, is expected to make a full recovery.

Robone, 28, was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas with his younger brother, Anthony, a paramedic with the Henderson Fire Department, when the shooting broke out. Nick, a coach for the UNLV hockey team for the last three years, was shot in the chest.

Nick’s brother Anthony 25, and others dragged Nick to some police cars, where they stabilized him as they waited for emergency responders to take him to the hospital.

While the bullet missed his lung, his lung was badly bruised. After undergoing surgery and recovering in ICU, Robone is now expected to make a full recovery.

UNLV Hockey Assistant Coach Nick Robone Update: pic.twitter.com/Ppt1kqLGj9

— UNLV Rebel Hockey (@UNLVRebelHockey) October 2, 2017

via Bustle:

FOX 8 reported that the 28-year-old had been shot in the chest on Sunday, but his brother, a paramedic with the Henderson Fire Department, stabilized him until emergency vehicles arrived to take him to the hospital. After surgery, his father is “optimistically cautious” that Robone will recover.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Robone manages a Top Golf location, and he has worked as a coach for the UNLV hockey team for three years. He and his brother, Anthony, attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday with their friends and respective partners. When a shooter opened fire around 10 p.m. local time that evening, Robone was hit in the chest. The group, led by his brother, did their best to stabilize him until he was taken to the hospital. Once there, doctors found that the bullet had missed Robone’s lung, although it was badly bruised, and he went into surgery on Monday morning.

Monday afternoon, the UNLV hockey team tweeted an update on Robone’s condition. After coming out of surgery, they wrote, Robone is “in the ICU and will remain in [the] hospital for the near future.” However, he is expected to make a “full recovery.”

The Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest in American history, left nearly sixty people dead and upwards of 500 injured. The shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

You can find the GoFundMe for Nick here.

Asst. @UNLVRebelHockey Coach Nick Robone is among Las Vegas Strip shooting victims. He was shot in chest→https://t.co/O5sEdZkv9i pic.twitter.com/F0FkEQPPZv

— RJ Rebels (@RJRebels) October 2, 2017

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