Mom Shielded Her Daughter as Gunman Fired Into Vegas Crowd

At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 others injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival across the street from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Fifty-nine lives perished in the senseless tragedy. Nearly all of the victims have been identified. As their names are beginning to emerge, we are hearing the personal stories of those lives that were cut too short.

We’re also hearing stories of those who witnessed the shooting, taking cover and running for their lives.

Carly Krygier
Credit: Facebook/ Carly Krygier

All from different walks of life but with one thing in common – their love of music.

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Maria Lianos Carbone

Maria Lianos-Carbone is owner of, a leading lifestyle blog for women. Her first book, "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" will be published Spring 2018. Follow Maria on Instagram @amotherworld.

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