Facebook page continues to connect shooting victims, heroes

UPDATE NOV. 9: The Facebook page that was set up to connect victims of the October 1 mass shooting with people who helped them get out alive is seeing real success.

The person behind "Find my LV hero" says it's made at least 25 connections.

When 13 Action News first did this story, we spoke with Chris Gilman. After realizing she was shot, she was attended to by strangers.

Well Gilman found those heroes thanks to the Facebook page. They were two off-duty Los Angeles county sheriff's deputies. They say they're now "bonded for life."


There are many people who emerged as heroes following the Las Vegas mass shooting.In the days since the tragedy, a local woman has organized a Facebook group to reconnect victims and their heroes.

The night started off with so much fun and promise for Chris Gilman and her wife Aliza Correa.The concert will be remembered for the way it ended, and for all the wrong reasons. Gilman suffered a gunshot wound. The bullet penetrated her lung, spleen, ribs and kidney. It eventually stopped near her spine.

She said in the chaos that followed, at least 3 heroes helped her escape the hail of gunfire, but also tended to her, and got her to the hospital.

“A husband and wife is all I remember, I just remembered him saying that he needed something to put pressure. Aliza took her shirt off and the wife held the shirt against my side,” said Gilman from her in-patient recovery room in Las Vegas.

Gilman said she found the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/Find-My-LV-Hero-645672718971446/

13 Action News spoke to the creator, Ashton Zyer, who lives in Summerlin. She said her family member was at the concert and managed to get several people to safety. Zyer said she wanted to help victims reunite with those who risked their lives to save others.

Zyer said she has posted at least 16 stories from victims and 7 of them have resulted in successful reconnections.

Gilman hopes with the help of Facebook and the power of the internet,  she will be able to meet the people that helped her in her hour of need.

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