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Las Vegas shooting victim: Arthur ‘Arty’ Andrade Jr., Las Vegas

Updated October 5, 2017 - 11:57 am

An Arbor View High School graduate was among the more than 520 concertgoers injured during the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

Arthur “Arty” Andrade Jr. and his girlfriend were at the concert on a double date Sunday night when the shots rang out. His father, whom the 21-year-old Filipino-American from Las Vegas is named after, said his son was rushed into emergency surgery for a gunshot wound to his stomach.

It wasn’t until Monday night, Arthur Andrade said, that the doctors treating Arty at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center confirmed he was moving toward a full recovery.

“We are very blessed that all four of them made it out alive,” Andrade said. “A lot of families were not so lucky, and my heart goes out to them.”

The father of three said he was watching the news unfold Sunday night, not knowing his youngest son was at the concert.

“About 20 minutes into watching the news, my phone rang and it was his friend’s name on the phone screen,” he said. “He told me that Arty got shot.”

Andrade said his two older brothers, Nicolas Andrade, 22, and Alex Andrade, 24, haven’t left his bedside since Sunday night.

“He’s the youngest, so he’s truly a junior,” his father said. “His brothers really love him.”

A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help with Arty’s medical expenses.

In Tagalog

Ang dating Arbor View High School na mag aaral ay isa ito sa mga biktima sa nangyaring pamamaril ng Route 91 Country Music Festival sa Strip ng Las Vegas.

Si Arthur “Arty” Andrade Jr. at ang kanyang kasintahan at kasama ang dalawa pang kaibigan na dumalo sa concert na ito. Nag punta ang group bilang double date noong linggo ng gabi. Ayon sa ama ng biktima dalidaling dinala ang kanyang anak sa pinakamalapit na Ospital para isagawa ang emergency surgery sa natamong bala sa tiyan ng kanyang anak.

Napagkaalaman ng ama ng biktima na si Arthur Andrade noong Lunes ng gabi na ayon sa isa sa mga doctor ng Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center na siyang nag alaga sa biktima na ito ay unti-unting gumagaling.

“Kami ay pinagpala na si Arty, ang kanyang kasintahan at ang dalawa pang mga kaibigan ay buhay,” ang sabi na si Andrade. “Maraming tao ang hindi nakaligtas sa insidenting ito, kaya ako ay nakikiramay sa mga biktima.”

Ayon sa ama ng biktima siya ay kasalukuyang nanunuod ng balita noong gabing nangyari ang krimen. Na hindi alam na ang kanyang bunsong anak na si Arty ay isa sa mga dumalo ng concert.

“Makalipas ang 20 minuto na habang ako ay nanunuod ng balita, tumawag ang isa sa mga kaibigan ng aking anak at sinabi nito na si Arty ay isa sa mga nabaril sa naturang insidente,” ang sabi na si Andrade.

Ang mga nakakatandang kapatid ni Arty na sina Nicolas Andrade, 22, at Alex Andrade, 24, ay dinamayan at hindi iniwan ang bunsong kapatid habang ito ay nasa ospital.

“Si Arty ay bunso. Siya ay mahal na mahal ng kanyang mga kapatid,” ayon sa ama ng biktima.

May isinagawang kampanya na GoFundMe para tumulong sa mga medikal na gastusin para kay Arty.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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