Answered prayers for Sanger woman shot in Las Vegas massacre


It’s been exactly one week since a gunman went on a shooting rampage in Las Vegas killing 58 people and hurting hundreds of others. 

The Mandalay Bay dimmed its lights Sunday evening to honor the victims and heroes of the tragedy. 

In the midst of heartbreak, hundreds of parishioners filled churches in Las Vegas to pray for the innocent lives lost a week ago. 

Also this Sunday, some answered prayers. Sanger native, Jessica Milam’s father Ed, said she’s showing signs of hope after being shot in the stomach. 

“She has responded to a few commands by the medical staff here, just small things like squeezing her hand and that sort of thing,” said Jessica’s father, Ed Milam.

He said Jessica is a fighter but he knows she has a long road ahead.

“She still has a kidney issue, she still has an issue with her liver, and she’s still on a ventilator,” said Milam. “Even though things are finally starting to turn a little brighter shade, we are far from getting out of here.”

Some didn’t survive the mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival. A funeral was held for Bakersfield resident Jack Beaton Saturday.

Meanwhile, investigators are trying to figure out what could’ve led the shooter to open fire from a Mandalay bay hotel room. 

On Sunday, FBI agents allowed some concert-goers to get their personal belongings left scattered in the chaos. 

“This is an important thing for victims, getting your items back is something that will help you a little bit,” said Paul Flood, FBI Victim Services.

A tragedy that has left a nation grieving.

A GoFundMe account has been created for Jessica MIlam.

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