Navy Vet Living in Colorado Among the Vegas Massacre Victims

As the dust settles on the events in Las Vegas on Sunday night, we are learning who the victims are, and more importantly, who they were. One in particular hits really close to home. 

That is because 28-year-old Christopher Roybal, who lived in Denver and worked in Colorado Springs, was one of the 59 people who have been confirmed dead after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Roybal was a Navy dog handler that worked with Army Infantry in Panjwai while in the service. 

He was at the festival with his mom who called it was the "saddest day" of her life. She also told CBS Las Vegas "I was trying to run towards where I thought he might be, but a man wouldn't let me. He pulled me away and said, 'You can't run towards the gunfire.' I knew it. He would have never not called me instantly to tell me he was OK."

A GoFundMe page was set up by one of his friends on behalf of Roybal. Nearly 500 people already had donated over $25,000 23 hours after it was created, over $10,000 more than its goal. You can donate here. 

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