'I felt him get shot in the back' – Las Vegas survivor describes husband's horrific final moments

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Associated Press

Survivor of the mass shooting at Las Vegas, Heather Melton, of Tennessee, is crediting her husband for her survival.

Tennessee woman Heather Melton gives a heart-breaking account of her husband dying beside her in Las Vegas.
Source: Associated Press

Her 29-year-old husband, Sonny, ultimately died of his injuries after shielding his wife from the barrage of bullets.

He was one of 59 people killed after a gunman fired hundreds of rounds into a crowd of around 22,000 concert goers.

"I felt him get shot in the back, and we fell to the ground, " she said.

"I was talking to him and he was breathing at the time, but then he stopped, and I started doing CPR on him, and there were still shots raining from everywhere it felt like, for what seemed like an eternity, and I was screaming for someone to help."

As she continues to mourn his loss, Heather Melton says the messages and calls she's received have helped her get through this difficult time.

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