A man from Sparks was among those killed in a shooting at a Colorado movie theater early Friday morning.
The family of Jonathan Blunk learned that he was one of the 12 killed during the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises.
A family friend tells Channel 2 News that Blunk went to Hug High School and then enlisted in the Navy. He was a father of two young children.
Another friend James Gill of Brighton, Colo., says Blunk served three tours of duty in the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea between 2004 and 2009.
He says Blunk most recently worked at a hardware store, but planned to re-enlist to become a Navy SEAL.
Gill says the circumstances surrounding his friend's death didn't surprise him. Blunk's friend, Jansen Young, told NBC's The Today Show that he saved her life by throwing her to the ground and telling her to stay down.
Governor Brian Sandoval took to Twitter to give his condolences to the Blunk family:
"Kathleen&I learned today that Jonathan Blunk, a 2004 grad of Hug High, a Navy vet&a hero lost his life in yesterday's tragic shooting in CO" "Our thoughts and prayers are with Jonathan, his children and his family."
We're working to bring you more information about Jonathan Blunk.
In the meantime, an account has been set up at Wells Fargo to help the family with funeral costs.
To donate, just take in the account number, 8966817325, to any branch during regular business hours.
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:16 AM EDT2013-05-25 06:16:04 GMT
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