Pictured: The victims of the Las Vegas shooting

·Freelance Writer

A school teacher and a registered nurse who died shielding his wife from gunfire are among the 59 victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

As the United States comes to terms with its deadliest ever mass shooting, details have started to emerge about the lives of those who died.

They were killed when Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire on an outdoor country music concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Friends waited for text messages that never came, families learned the worst from hospitals and local authorities.

In a few cases, families were still frantically searching for news.

Many have launched fundraising campaigns for the children and families left behind, while others have vowed to start scholarship funds in their loved ones’ names.

Here are some of the victims named so far in the tragedy.