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UPDATE: Family confirms death of Sutherland, IA woman in Las Vegas shooting

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Sutherland, IA (KTIV) -

Late Tuesday night, family members of Carly Kreibaum confirmed that she was killed in the attack, at a country music festival, in Las Vegas, Sunday night.

That information was given to KTIV by Kreibaum's sister-in-law Sarah Rohwer.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Kreibaum, and two friends, were among the 22,000 fans in the crowd for the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from the Mandalay Bay hotel.

The news is just beginning to sink in for family, and friends, back home in Sutherland.

Bonnie Wallinga owns "The Menagerie", a flower shop, in downtown Sutherland. 

She says her bond with Kreibaum started around the time Kreibaum painted the flowers on the window of her business.

That was during the time Kreibaum was in college studying art.

When talking with her Tuesday, she said she can't think of anyone who doesn't like Kreibaum.

She also said that Kreibaum doesn't have an angry bone in her body.

Wallinga described Kreibaum as the type of person to get together in a group of people and strike up a conversation. 

And she says that's what made her, and her husband Chris, a great couple, since he is the same way. 

Chris Kreibaum traveled to Las Vegas Tuesday to help in the search. 

Wallinga says Kreibaum is a mother of two. 

She says she worked at Wal-Mart store, in Spencer, for the last few years.

A benefit will be held for Carly and Chris at Mugshots Bar and Grill in Sutherland on October 15 from 10:30 am until 2 pm. Organizers said all proceeds will go to the Kreibaum family. 

The Security State Bank has also created a benefit account for the Kreibaum family. 


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Family and friends of Carly Kreibaum are still waiting to hear from her after she attended the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival.

Family said Kreibaum had been shot but they didn't know where she was. Tuesday her husband, Chris Kreibaum was flying to Las Vegas to try to find her.

Monday night, the community gathered at Sutherland Church of Christ to pray for her.

Now, family and friends are sharing her photo on Facebook with the hopes of hearing from her soon. 

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