A 61-year-old retired truck driver who’s son called him “the funnest guy in the world to be around” was a victim of the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 1.
Brett Schwanbeck, 61, of Bullhead City, Arizona died from a gunshot wound sustained in the incident, according to multiple media reports.
Another trucker was killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival outdoor concert when Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Kurt von Tillow, who owned Von Tillow Trucking in Cameron Park, California, also was among the 58 people who died.
Schwanbeck, said to be an avid sportsman, is survived by two sons, a daughter, his fiancée and five grandchildren.
“My dad was the funnest guy in the world to be around.” his son Brett Schwanbeck told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Schwanbeck’s fiance Anna Orozco was also at the concert and took cover in a dumpster after she saw him fall to the ground wounded. His Facebook page has several photos of the two of them in Las Vegas and at the concert.
He was a member of Teamsters Local 104 in Arizona.
A fundraising page has been created to aid Schwanbeck’s family.
(Photo: Brett Schwanbeck and his fiance Anna Orozco in Las Vegas. Facebook)