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Erick Silva remembered as a hero for actions during Vegas mass shooting

Posted: 2:08 PM, Oct 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-04 18:52:04-04

21-year-old Erick Silva died while trying to rescue people in the crowd. On Tuesday night, a vigil was held for the Las Vegas High School alumn.

Silva was working security at the front of the festival stage when bullets began to fly. He was among the first of the event's first responders to begin helping victims. He helped several terrified concert goers to safety before he died.

His mother wept as she spoke about her son, saying he was a young man with a bright future.