Navy veteran Chris Roybal, 28, was used to danger. He'd been in the Navy from 2005 to 2012 and toured Afghanistan, 'the deadliest place on earth.' He was prepared for most situations.
Unfortunately, nothing can prepare a person to be in the middle of a mass shooting during a normal Sunday evening.
On the evening of Sunday October 1, Gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival.It was the deadliest mass shooting in recent history. 59 people were killed and over 500 were injured. Hospitals were overwhelmed, and the nation went into mourning. Paddock had chosen a place where he could inflict maximum damage. He'd chosen a music festival in Las Vegas.
Roybal was in Las Vegas celebrating his 29th birthday.
Navy veteran Christopher Roybal pictured here with his mom, just b/f concert. The Corona, Calif. mother just receiv… https://t.co/tklznOcAg0— Hetty Chang (@Hetty Chang)1506989874.0
Roybal's mother tried to get to him, but it was too late.
#VegasShooting: Christopher Roybal of Corona ID'd by mom as victim. The military vet served in Afghanistan & would'… https://t.co/C5g0FWcGSl— Veronica Miracle (@Veronica Miracle)1506988935.0