The British publication, Daily Mail, has composed a compilation of the first known victims of the deadliest mass shooting in American history which took place on Sunday in Las Vegas. Here are some of the innocent victims who have been identified.
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.
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.
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.
Heather Melton (left) said her husband Sonny (right) saved her life as gunfire rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday. He was shot in the back and died, while Heather survived. The two are pictured above showing off their festival passes.
Melton’s (right) wife Heather, who was with him watching Jason Aldean at the festival, said her brave and selfless husband died saving her life. Romero (left) was a secretary at Miyamura High School. She was shot and killed at the festival.
Robbins (left and right, with a girl who appears to be his girlfriend) studied at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and worked as a recreational assistant at the City of Henderson.
McIldoon’s (left) parents said he was a heavy-duty mechanic’s apprentice and was soon to attend trade school.
Married mother-of-two, and kindergarten teacher Jenny Parks (pictured with her husband Bobby) was described by her family as a ‘sweet woman… and a good mother.’
Gardner (left) of Grand Terrace, California, worked for the County of San Bernardino. She and Bailey Schweitzer (right), were both shot dead.
Rhonda LeRocque is pictured with her minister husband Jason and their daughter. Her daughter was taken away from the music festival by her father-in-law just minutes before the gunman opened fire.
Angie Gomez, who was a 2015 graduate of Riverside Polytechnic High School, was one of the 59 victims killed in the shooting.
This undated official photo provided by the Manhattan Beach, Calif., Police Department shows Rachael Parker, a police records technician for the department. Parker was one of those listed as killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Manhattan Beach Police Department via AP)