Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Man Dies After Saving His Wife In Las Vegas

A Tennessee man died saving his wife in the Las Vegas shooting , in which at least 59 people were killed by a gunman at a music festival , on Sunday .

Sonny Melton , a registered nurse , died in the shooting , according to The Henry County Medical Centre in Paris in Tennessee , where he worked .

His wife Heather Melton , an orthopaedic surgeon who was with him when shots were fired survived the shooting , the medical centre said .

Heather Melton told WZTV in Nashville that Sonny “ saved my life and lost his .” She said her husband was the most kind -hearted , loving man she had ever met .

Sonny’ s friend , Jeremy Butler , told the Paris ( Tennessee ) Post -Intelligencer that Melton was shielding Heather Melton from gunfire when he was fatally shot .

Sonny, 29 , was a graduate of the Union University in Tennessee .

“ You know how when you met someone and you know that they ’ re good and kind ? That was Sonny, ” Christy Davis , an assistant nursing professor was quoted as saying by


At least 59 people never made it home after Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto a crowd of more than 22 , 000 below at a country music festival .


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