Vegas Shooting Victims -TN Nurse Among 1st Identified

  1. The shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night has left at least 58 people dead and more than 518 injured, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Among those killed was Sonny Melton, a registered nurse from Paris, TN.

    His wife, an orthopedic surgeon, survived. She described his actions during the gunfire.

    "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 kindhearted, loving man he was, but at this point, I can barely breathe."
    Sonny was a 2015 BSN graduate of Union University and president of his class.

    For a video of Sonny Melton, please go to

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrific shooting.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Oct 2, '17
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  3. by   Lil Nel
    I just heard about this gentleman while driving home (I live in KY and it was part of local public radio newscast).

    Very sad.
  4. by   Cricket183
    LIVE: Funeral held for hero Tennessee husband killed in Las Vegas massacre | WZTV

    The third video in this news feed shows a “Nurse’s Final Farwell” for Sonny Melton. Heartbreaking and very moving at the same time.
    Last edit by Cricket183 on Oct 11, '17