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Tragic Las Vegas Shooting

Tragedy hit Las Vegas Sunday evening but true to the heart of America, heroes emerged protecting their loved ones and helping the wounded. During the last performance of the "Harvest Music Festival" over 500 people were wounded and 59 people were killed as 22,000 fans ran for cover while a sick evil gunman fired at the crowd from above in his hotel room. The tragedy leaves us in tears the loss of life is overwhelming. While shots rang out and the crowd ran for cover brave men and women tried to save others. Heather Melton a surgeon from Tennessee survived the ordeal her husband was shot and died while he protected his wife from the gunfire. Krystal Goddard and Amy McAslin were protected as bullets continued to fly by a wounded stranger shielding them with his body telling them "I don't think I am going to make it." Amy and Krystal are not sure if he made it paramedics took him away for treatment. A nurse attending the concert felt compelled to risk her life running back into the line of fire along with other off duty police officers and medically trained concert goers just trying to help victims survive. Addison Short was running trying to escape when her knee gave out. "I just got shot, I can't run." A stranger picked her up and threw her over his shoulder. He wrapped a tourniquet around her leg to stop the gushing blood. He placed her in a taxi that delivered the wounded 18 year-old Addison Short, to Sunrise hospital where she is being treated for the gunshot wound. Mark Jay and fiancée Lindsay Padgett used their truck to transport the wounded to ambulances. After the tragedy Americans continue to step up long lines formed in Vegas as folks waited to give blood to help the victims. Companies and individuals are stepping up to help victims and their families giving transportation, supplies and monetary gifts to the victims and their families trying to cope and recover. Country music star John Rich led the crowd in "God Bless America" a salute to our police officers, Fire Fighters and military veterans an hour before the shooting. The crowd held up cell phones and sang along in what would be a final tribute for some. May we focus on the unity of that moment and the heroes that came forward as we attempt to recover from this tragic event.
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