Las Vegas shooting: Special education teacher, nurse who shielded wife among those killed

Four of the victims who died in a mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night have been identified.

Among the at least 58 who were killed in the attack include a registered nurse from Tennessee and three victims from California: a school worker, a special education teacher and a police records technician.

Rachel Parker was among two employees from California’s Manhattan Beach Police Department who were shot, according to a police press release. Parker, a records technician, died in the hospital, police said.

Manhattan Beach Police Department
Rachael Parker was killed while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers, Oct. 1, 2017.

“She was employed with the Manhattan Police Department for 10 years and will be greatly missed,” the press release read. The other department employee who was shot — a sworn police officer — suffered minor injuries, police said.

Simi Valley Unified School District employee Susan Smith was also killed while attending the concert. Smith had worked at the Vista Elementary School in Simi Valley, California, for three years and the school district for 16 years, a spokesperson for the school district told ABC News.

Simi Valley School District
Susan Smith was killed while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers, Oct. 1, 2017.

Sonny Melton, R.N., was killed when a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, his employer, Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, said. According to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, he died shielding his wife, Dr. Heather Melton, who survived.

“When the bullets began raining down, Sonny shielded her from danger, giving up his life to save hers,” Sanders said at Monday’s press briefing.

Thomas Gee, CEO at Henry County Medical Center, said in a statement, “The thoughts and prayers of the entire HCMC family are…

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