Benton Countian Killed in Las Vegas Massacre Shooting at Music Festival

Dr. Heather Gulish Melton and Sonny Melton.
Picture courtesy of Facebook.

A Benton County man has died in the Las Vegas Massacre Shooting at a Music Festival.

29-year-old Sonny Melton of Paris was one of fifty people that died while Jason Aldean performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Sonny Melton was with his wife Dr. Heather Gulish Melton at the time of the shooting.

WZTV in Nashville is reporting that Sonny Melton died while trying to save his wife.

Facebook is reporting that Heather Gulish Melton says she lost her true love and knight in shining armor, and is asking for time.

There is an outpouring of support from hundreds of people on the Facebook pages of Sonny Melton and Dr. Heather Gulish Melton, where many are sending their thoughts, prayers, and sympathy.

Thousands were in attendance at the outdoor concerts at the Festival when a large amount of gunfire hit the crowd.
50 people have been reported dead with 400-plus wounded, many of which are in critical condition.
It is the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

Sonny Melton was a registered nurse at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, and is the son of James Warren Melton, a local Camden attorney, and Susan Melton, an employee at Apex Bank of Camden.

Our condolences and sympathy goes out to the Melton family.

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