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'Doing better' - Tucson native on life support after Vegas shooting

A young woman who grew up in Tucson is "doing better" but still on life support after being shot Sunday night in the massacre in Las Vegas that killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 500. Savannah Nicole Sanchez is in critical condition after two surgeries, her family said.

Sanchez is "doing better everyone!!!," her sister posted on Facebook Tuesday night.

"The doctor said she will hopefully be off the machine in the next few days," Sarina Mendez said.

Sanchez, who now lives in Southern California where she attends Ventura College, attended Desert View High School here.

Mendez said on Facebook earlier that she, two other sisters and their mother had traveled to Las Vegas to be by their wounded sister's bedside.

Friends of the family set up a GoFundMe account to assist with medical expenses. It has raised $5,300, much more than the modest initial $2,000 goal.

A candlelight vigil for Sanchez was scheduled for Tuesday evening at Mission Manor Park, 6100 S. 12th Ave. It was to begin at 6 p.m.

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