BC mechanic killed in mass shooting 'always looked out for his Nana'


Two Canadians, a mother of four and a man just days away from his 24th birthday, were among dozens of people killed in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire from a 32nd- floor hotel room on a large crowd gathered across the road at an outdoor country music festival Sunday night.

The B.C. mechanic killed in what's being described as the worst mass shooting in modern USA history is being remembered as a compassionate young man who "always looked out for his Nana".

Cirque put its theaters on lockdown after police say suspected gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room at Mandalay Bay, shooting multiple people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Canadians who were in Las Vegas during yesterday's deadly mass shooting are beginning to return home, bringing with them stories of chaos and terror.

Gooze said McIldoon was just one of many dead and injured as she tried to help after the music fest turned into a horror scene. "To Jordan's family, and the family and friends of all those who have lost their lives, we offer our condolences and support". "We were hurried into a sports store and just kind of hunkered down and hid there for a bit until we figured out it was safe to come out".

His parents told CBC News that their son was a heavy-duty mechanic apprentice who was set to start trade school.

CityNews Edmonton has confirmed Alberta woman Jessica Klymchuk was also killed in the shooting.

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On Monday, BC Premier John Horgan confirmed a young Maple Ridge man was among those killed in Las Vegas.

CTV is reporting three Canadians are now among the dead in Las Vegas. Heather Gooze wrote on her Facebook page.

Other Canadians at the concert or the hotel included Victoria's chief of police Del Manak and his family, and the leader of the Opposition Yukon party, Stacey Hassard.

"So much evil in this world, thanking god for watching over me", Sheldon Mack tweeted.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tweeted out a message of support. "All Canadians are appalled and share the grief of so, so many victims".

Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination for Canadians.

"Words fail this morning". Residents of Toronto and Vancouver and Calgary account for about one third of all visitors arriving by air.