June 21, 2018
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Caribou couple honeymooning in Vegas safe after mass shooting

Courtesy of Kristin Damboise
Courtesy of Kristin Damboise
Newlyweds Kristin and Dustin Damboise of Caribou are pictured Saturday in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. On Sunday, a man shot into the crowd of 22,000 killing 59 and wounding at least 527 others. The Damboises escaped unharmed.
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
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A Caribou couple survived the country music concert that became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

Kristin and Dustin Damboise chose Las Vegas as a honeymoon destination after getting married two weeks ago because they wanted to see the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where 37 country bands played for thousands over three days.

“That was the main reason we went,” Kristin Damboise, a nursing student at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, said Monday, declining to discuss details. “We are just glad we are safe.”

They plan to return to Maine as soon as they can get a flight.

Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire on the concert crowd shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, leaving 59 dead and at least 527 injured, officials said Monday. He later killed himself.

At least two New Englanders were reportedly among the victims, including Rhonda LeRocque, 42, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and Vermont native Sandy Casey, 35.

 


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