By: Kyle James | 10-03-2017 | News
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Vegas Death Toll Rises To 59 After Man Dies Protecting Wife From Hail Of Bullets

Sunday night a gunman armed with an arsenal of military-grade weapons opened fire on a country music festival killing 58 and wounding over 500 people. The death toll is now confirmed to be 59 after a second person from Bakersfield, California is confirmed dead by family members.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If every1 could please pray for my dad and every1 else at the rout 91 he jumped in front of my mom and got shot. I love you dad <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#atruehero</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jabroni (@BeatonJakeOff) <a href="">October 2, 2017</a></blockquote>

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According to a source close to the victim's family, Jack Beaton died while shielding his wife from the hail of bullets raining down from the 32 floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Beaton did not have an I.D. on his person but did make it to the hospital before passing away. A family were not immediately able to confirm whether their father had made it out because he did not have I.D. but have now been able to confirm his passing. All those who selflessly gave their own lives to protect others from the cowardly shooter are American heroes.

The gunman was identified as 64-year-old Nevada man Stephen Paddock. Late this Sunday night Paddock broke out the windows of his hotel room on the 32 floor of Mandalay Bay hotel and began firing automatic rifles at the crowd of 20,000 people attending a country music festival below.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="">October 2, 2017</a></blockquote>

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President Trump condemned the act as nothing but "pure evil." Paddock chose the cowards way out and ended his own life before police could take him into custody. His despicable actions will only serve to unite the American people and highlight the numerous heroic actions of the brave men and women of America.

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