VANCOUVER - Maple Ridge, B.C. resident Jordan Mclldoon, 23, was one of close to 60 shooting victims killed on the evening of Oct. 1st when a mass shooting occurred at an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas.
Surrey-based Jacob Bros. Construction confirmed to numerous local media outlets that Mclldoon was an employee with the company. According to the Canadian Press, McIldoon would have turned 24 on Friday and was a month shy of completing a course to qualify as a heavy-duty mechanic.
His parents travelled to Nevada on Monday to retrieve his body, a relative told the Canadian Press.
B.C. premier John Horgan condemned the shooting, and expressed the government's sympathy to Mclldoon's friends and family.
"The senseless acts of violence in Las Vegas are horrifying and incomprehensible. Our hearts are with all those affected by last night's shooting. Jordan McIldoon of Maple Ridge was among those who lost their lives. He was 23 years old. The flags at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria and Provincial Government Buildings in Maple Ridge will be dropped to half-mast to honour him. To Jordan's family, and the family and friends of all those who have lost their lives, we offer our condolences and support," Horgan said.
— with files from the Canadian Press