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Killed in the Las Vegas massacre: The first of 59 dead and 527 injured are identified including a kindergarten teacher, an ex-cheerleader, a wife who died in her husband's arms, two Army vets, and a heroic male nurse, 29, who saved his surgeon wife
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- At least 59 people were killed and 527 injured after shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Sonny Melton, a 29-year-old nurse, was fatally shot in the back as he and wife Heather tried to flee
- Jordan McIldoon, 23, a mechanic's apprentice, was at the festival with his girlfriend when he was shot dead
- Quinton Robbins, 20, of Henderson, Nevada, along with kindergarten teacher and mother-of-two Jenny Parks and Susan Smith, 53, an office manager for the Simi Valley Unified School District were also killed
- Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, reportedly died in her husband Tony Burditus' arms just minutes after posting a picture of themselves at the festival
- Mom-of-four Jessica Klymchuk, Adrian Murfitt, 35, John Phippen, Rhonda LeRocque, Dana Gardner, Bailey Schweitzer, Angie Gomez, school secretary Lisa Romero, and Charleston Hartfield were also victims
- Melissa Ramirez, who was a graduate of California State University at Bakersfield, and 35-year-old special education teacher Sandy Casey were also killed in the horrific shooting
- Mother-of-three, Neysa Tonks, was identified by family members; she leaves behind her three sons
- Rachael Parker, 33, was with fellow off-duty officers when Paddock opened fire, she later died at the hospital
- Father-of-one, Michael Anderson, military veteran Christopher Roybal, Erick Silva, Tom Day Jr, and attorney Jennifer Irvine were all identified as victims who died in the shooting
- Austin Davis, Brennan Stewart, Jack Beaton, Kurt Von Tillow, 55, and Hannah Ahlers were identified Monday
- Shooter was identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, who opened fire from a 32nd floor room of Mandalay Bay Hotel after 10pm Sunday night
- Police say they breached Paddock's room and found him dead inside alongside an 'arsenal' of weapons
- Cops located his girlfriend Marilou Danley, 62, for questioning, but don't believe she's involved in the shooting
- It's the deadliest shooting in US history - eclipsing last year's massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida
The first shooting victims have been identified after 59 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday in what has become the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
Sonny Melton, 29, Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, Lisa Romero, Jordan McIldoon, 23, Jessica Klymchuk, 28, Jenny Parks, Susan Smith, 53, and Adrian Murfitt, 35, all lost their lives when 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of nearby Mesquite, Nevada began shooting from his hotel room across the street at the Mandalay Bay Casino.
John Phippen, Rhonda LeRocque, Dana Gardner, Quinton Robbins, 20, Bailey Schweitzer, Angie Gomez, and Carrie Barnette were killed in the mass shooting.
Melissa Ramirez, who was a graduate of California State University at Bakersfield, Erick Silva, Tom Day Jr and 35-year-old special education teacher Sandy Casey were also killed in the horrific shooting.
Another 527 people were injured in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Melton's wife Heather, a surgeon, who was with him watching Jason Aldean at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, says her brave and selfless husband died saving her life.
'He saved my life. He grabbed me and started running when I felt him get shot in the back,' she told WSMV. 'I want everyone to know what a kind-hearted, loving man he was, but at this point, I can barely breathe.'
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Sonny Melton, 29, died saving his surgeon wife Heather's life when Stephen Craig Paddock of nearby Mesquite, Nevada began shooting from his hotel room across the street at the Mandalay Bay Casino
Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, was among the 59 people murdered at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday. She is pictured with her husband Tony Burditus at the festival in a photograph she posted to Facebook at around 9.30pm PDT - just minutes before the gunman opened fire
Mom-of-four Jessica Klymchuk (left) and Quinton Robbins, 20, (right) are among the 59 people who were gunned down and killed during the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival last night
Jordan McIlldoon (left) and Lisa Romero (right) are reportedly among the 59 people who lost their lives during the mass shooting
Adrian Murfitt, 35, (left)was confirmed dead by a close friend, while married mother-of-two, and kindergarten teacher Jenny Parks (right) was also killed in the carnage
Susan Smith, (left) an office manager for the Simi Valley Unified School District since 2001, and Dana Gardner (right) who worked for the County of San Bernardino
Rhonda LeRocque (left) a minister's wife, from Tewksbury, Massachusetts, died instantly after being shot in the back of the head. Fellow victim John Phippen, (right) of Santa Clarita, California, was at the concert with his son Travis - a medic - but tragically Travis wasn't able to save his own father
Former cheerleader, Angie Gomez, who graduated from Riverside Polytechnic HS, in California, is among the 57 other people killed in the tragedy on Sunday
The couple lived in Big Sandy, Tennessee, where Melton worked as a registered nurse in an emergency room and ICU at Henry County Medical Center.
His wife works at the hospital and he aided her in the operating room. They married in 2016.
'We were the couple that never should have met, fallen in love or had a future together....but life is funny and we believe God brought us together as soul mates,' read their wedding page on The Knot. 'We have shared amazing times together and nearly unbearable heartaches but through it all we have grown stronger in our love for each other and our families.'
Mother-of-two, and kindergarten teacher Jenny Parks, of Lancaster, LA in California, was also killed in the carnage.
Her aunt, Rhonda Boyle, wrote on Facebook: 'It's a sad day for me and my family my niece was murdered killed by that SOB in Los Vegas. Please pray for me and my family, she was a sweet woman... and a good mother.'
She leaves behind her husband Bobby Parks, 39, and their two kids.
Rachael Parker was with fellow off-duty officers from Manhattan Beach, California when Paddock opened fire.
Parker, 33, was a records technician for the force for 10 years, the agency said in a statement. She died at the hospital.
Victims Bailey Schweitzer, of Bakersfield, California, (left) and Carrie Barnette, a Pacifica High School graduate (right)
Melissa Ramirez (pictured), who was a graduate of California State University at Bakersfield, was also killed in the shooting. Sandy Casey (right), 35, special education teacher from southern California were also killed in the horrific shooting
Rachael Parker (left) was with fellow off-duty officers from Manhattan Beach, California when Paddock opened fire. Parker, 33, was a records technician for the force for 10 years, the agency said in a statement. She died at the hospital. Charleston Hartfield (right) was also among the 59 victims
Mother-of-three, Neysa Tonks (pictured), was the latest victim to be identified. Her family started a GoFundMe account in order to raise money for her three sons. San Diego attorney Jennifer Irvine (right) was also identified by her friends on Monday. Irvine was a graduate of University of San Diego and California Western School of Law, and was a family law attorney
Erick Silva (left) and Tom Day Jr (right) were also identified as two of the victims by family and friends
Michael Anderson also tragically died during the horrific shooting on Sunday night. Anderson's girlfriend, Bianca Acosta (pictured right), posted a heartfelt tribute to Anderson on Facebook earlier on Monday
'I never felt so much love and adoration. He was everything a woman could want and need in a man,' Acosta wrote about Anderson (pictured together) on Facebook. The pair had a son together as well
Mother-of-three, Neysa Tonks, was the latest victim to be identified. Her family started a GoFundMe account in order to raise money for her three sons.
Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, reportedly died in her husband of 32 years, Tony Burditus' arms just minutes after posting a picture of themselves at the festival.
Burditus, a semi-retired grandmother and mom, according to Facebook, regularly posted loving posts about her husband Tony - her high school sweetheart from Hedgesville High School. The couple had moved around a lot, according to friends, but had recently returned to Martinsburg to settle down.
Her friend Jeanette McNally said she was in 'complete shock and grief' at her loss.
'Beautiful Denise Salmon Burditus life was taken during the attack on Las Vegas,' she wrote. 'What a loss.
'I'm just praying for comfort for their shattered hearts. Her family...Her adoring husband...Her beautiful children and grandbabies...Her friends whom she loved like family.'
Christopher Roybal (left and right) was identified by his mother as the 25th victim. The military veteran served in Afghanistan & would've turned 29 years old next week
Jack Beaton (right) was identified as the 26th victim killed in the shooting on Sunday. He and his wife, Laurie (pictured), attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival together. They had been married 23 years
This was the last photo Beaton posted of his family and friends during their third day attending the music festival
Kurt Von Tillow, 55, was a 'loving husband, father and grandfather,' his grieving family said after confirming he was among the 59 victims killed. He was with his wife in Las Vegas during the tragedy
Austin Davis (left) and Brennan Stewart (right) were also identified by family members on social media late Monday night as victims of the shooting. Davis was from Riverside, California, while Stewart was living in Las Vegas
Hannah Ahlers was identified as another victim of the shooting late Monday night. She had been married to her husband Brian since 2001