A brave new mum was shot while trying to shield her police officer boyfriend’s body after he was hit in the head during the Las Vegas shooting. Summer Clyburn, who has a three-month-old baby girl, was “covering” her badly-injured partner, Michael Gracia, when she was struck by a bullet.
The pair were taken to hospital after the horrific attack, which occurred as revellers were enjoying a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. While Summer was treated for a gunshot wound to her back, her boyfriend, an officer from California, US, was rushed to surgery with a serious head injury.
The 24-year-old was said to be in a critical but stable condition after the surgery.
The couple, from Upland, welcomed their baby daughter, VaydaGracia, into the world three months before the attack. The infant is not believed to have been with them at the festival.
At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 others were injured when retired accountant Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire on revellers at around 11.20pm, on 2nd of July 2017.
The 64-year-old, from Mesquite, Nevada, rapidly sprayed bullets at the crowds while perched on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. He then killed himself before police stormed his hotel room, where they discovered 23 weapons, as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
During the terrifying attack, Michael was shot in the head. Moments later, Summer was struck in the back while desperately trying to cover her boyfriend’s wounded body, according to the couple’s friends.Jesse Rivera wrote on the page: “Michael Graciafellow bearcat from class of 2011 was shot last night at the Vegas shooting which is the biggest massacre in the United States to date. Michael was shot in the head and was taken to surgery where it was successful but he’s going to have a long road of recovery.
“Summer his girlfriend and mother of his child covered him while he was hurt which got her shot as well. The love between those two are real and they are new parents and new parents shouldn’t be going through this.
‘I want to raise money to help with any medical bills and general bills and necessities so they don’t have to worry. “Please help as much as you can even a Prayer works.”Officials said that Michael, who has been with Ontario Police Department for four years, was in a critical but stable condition.
– Culled from dailymailonline.co.uk