A West Tennessee man was killed in the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, according to the NBC affiliate in Nashville.
Sonny Melton was reportedly at the Route 91 Harvest festival with his wife. Melton's brother-in-law confirmed his death to WSMV.
According to his Facebook page, Melton is from Big Sandy, Tennessee. He was a registered nurse who worked in the emergency room and ICU at Henry County Medical Center.
A gunman opened fire from a hotel room above a packed, outdoor concert in Las Vegas Sunday night. At least 50 were killed and 400 more injured.
The panicked crowd scrambled for cover or simply ducked to avoid the onslaught from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the shooter, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, was found dead by officers who stormed his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Melton's wife, Heather said she wasn't ready to open up about what she went through.
"He saved my life. He grabbed me and started running when I felt him get shot in the back," Heather said. "I want everyone to know what a kind-hearted, loving man he was, but at this point, I can barely breathe."
The couple married in June 2016, according to the wedding website The Knot.
The Henry County Medical Center has said they will provide counselors to staff who are struggling to deal with this "horrible incident."
"The thoughts and prayers of the entire HCMC family are with Sonny and Heather’s families," the center's CEO, Thomas Gee, said in a statement.