The local impacts of the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday are continuing to reveal themselves, and this afternoon we learn that one of the victims could be the wife of an SFPD officers who was attending the country music festival with her husband. The Chronicle reports that 50-year-old Stacee Rodrigues Etcheber was at the festival with her husband, SFPD Officer Vin Etcheber, and she remains among the missing. A family member said on that Officer Etcheber rushed to help victims in the moments after the shooting began, and in the process, he lost his wife, and she was apparently not carrying her ID or cellphone at the time.
Janice Hayes, a friend of Stacee Etcheber, also posted to Facebook that she was there and couldn't find Stacee, and had lost her own phone.
Stacee Etcheber has most recently been working at Ciao Bella hair salon in Novato, and she has been styling hair for the last 20 years.
Update: Al Etcheber, Stacee's brother-in-law, has now confirmed that she was killed. On Facebook he writes, "Please pray for our family during this difficult time."
59 people have now been confirmed dead in the shooting, which is being called the worst in modern American history, second only the Orlando nightclub shooting last year that claimed 49 lives. Another 500 or more people are injured, some of them critically.
Details about the shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, continue to trickle out, though no motive for the heinous slaughter of so many people has yet to be suggested. All we know is that Paddock was a frequent gambler, had no history of avid gun collecting, and yet had an arsenal of 20 rifles in his hotel room, two with scopes that were sitting on tripods in front of windows where Paddock had broken out the glass. It's been widely suggested that Paddock was primarily using fully automatic rifles of a type that are illegal outside of the military. Paddock was retired and had no criminal record, however, as LAist reports, Paddock's father was a notorious bank robber who was once on the FBI's Most Wanted list after escaping from a Texas prison in 1968.