Hedgesville residents remember West Virginia woman killed in Las Vegas mass shooting
HEDGESVILLE, W. Va. —
Folks who live in Hedgesville, West Virginia were talking about more than football after the freshman game Monday night. It’s a small town and word travels fast when something tragic happens to anyone from around here.
Local resident Jessica Wolfgang says, “Even though it didn’t happen here it kind a happened here because now there’s someone who has been lost in that tragedy.”
Wolfgang says her social media feed has been flooded with word of Denise Salmon-Burditus’s death.
Burditus reportedly attended Hedgesville High School, along with her husband Tony.
According to his Facebook page, the loving couple from down the road in Martinsburg, were in Las Vegas enjoying the concert when gunfire erupted. His wife of 32 years reportedly died in his arms.
“It’s just sad, sad for the families, it’s sad for people here in this local town that someone passed away who is so close here and that everybody knows," says Wolfgang.
Folks around here tell ABC7 the unspeakable attack in Las Vegas hurts in so many ways: the loss of a beloved neighbor and the loss of a sense of security.
Wolfgang says, “It’s scary to go out in public to know that there’s people that may will shoot you or shoot the people who you love.”