BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A Lummi Nation woman was reportedly wounded Sunday night in the Las Vegas shooting that left at least 59 dead and more than 500 injured after a gunman, located on the 32nd floor of a hotel, opened fire at a country music festival below.
Melinda Brockie was reportedly shot through the ride side of her face through her cheek, according to her cousin. Brockie is in the intensive care unit after having surgery in a Las Vegas hospital. She reportedly hasn't woken up yet and as far as her cousin knows, the surgery went as well as can be expected.
Brockie has two sons and her husband is Lummi Indian business council member Travis Brockie. Her husband and a couple of other family members were also at the concert when she was shot. They reportedly were not injured.
Several family members have flown down to be with Brockie and her family. More family will be heading that way Monday night.
Brockie's cousin, who is flying to Las Vegas Monday night, said she does not know what to expect at this point or how long her family will be down there for.
Allegiant Air announced Monday they are offering free flights to Las Vegas for family of shooting victims. The airline also reached out to Brockie's family for free flights and some hotel stays.
Brockie's cousin said people in the community have also reached out to book hotel rooms for Brockie's family while they are in Las Vegas.
There is a GoFundMe page set up to raise funds for Brockie's sons and family to travel to Las Vegas to stay with her.
"We are very thankful for all of the love, support, and prayers being shared with the family as we try to understand how something this horrible could happen to such a beautiful soul," the GoFundMe page organizer wrote.
To donate, click here.
Rachael Parker of Cheney was shot and killed during the shooting Sunday night. She was 33-years-old and was a Cheney High School graduate.
Parker was among the first victims identified at the shooting. She worked in the records department for the Manhattan Beach Police Department in California.
The Police Department said in a press release that she was with with department for ten years and will be greatly missed.