First victim of Las Vegas massacre as gunman kills 58

First victim of Las Vegas shooting named as nurse Sonny Melton

A Tennessee nurse who shielded his wife from gunfire is the first victim identified in the aftermath of the massacre in Las Vegas where at least 58 people were murdered, according to multiple outlets.

"I want everyone to know what a kind hearted loving man he was but at this point I can barely breathe", she wrote to USA TODAY.

Mr Melton's brother-in-law confirmed his death, it has been reported.

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He was a registered nurse who worked at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

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His parents, James and Susan Melton of Big Sandy, are flying this morning to Las Vegas, Butler said. At least 50 were killed and 400 more injured.

The wife of a Tennessee man killed by the Las Vegas shooter says her husband died because he saved her from being shot. "He saved my life and lost his", Heather said in a statement to the station.

On Monday, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo announced that at least 58 people were killed and 515 injured in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

The medical center said it has "provided counselors for any staff affected by this disgusting incident".


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