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Caribou couple honeymooning in Vegas safe after mass shooting

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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