TMCC Student Among the Victims of Las Vegas Shooting
Austin Meyer, who was 24 years old, was studying Transportation Technologies in Reno.
A Truckee Meadows Community College student and Marina, California native has passed away in a hospital due to injuries sustained at the Las Vegas shooting, according to our affiliate station, KION, in Salinas, California.
Austin Meyer, who was 24 years old, was studying Transportation Technologies in Reno. KION reports he was described as ambitious, smart and hardworking by those who knew him.
Meyer was attending the festival to celebrate his 24th birthday.
Truckee Meadows Community College released this statement:
"It is heartbreaking to report that our TMCC student Austin Meyer was shot and killed in the horrific October 1st shooting in Las Vegas. There may be others connected to TMCC also injured and affected by the incident and additional updates may follow. TMCC president Karin Hilgersom, Ph.D. is deeply saddened by this loss, and knows that the campus community shares this grief."
Counselors will visit classes at the William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center today, Oct. 5 to offer grief support. The TMCC Counseling Center in Red Mountain Building, room 325 is also ready and available to assist students, Austin’s friends, and staff members.
His fiancee, Dana Getreu is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her father Gary offers these kind words about Austin.
“He was a wonderful young man and my future son in law,” Gary Getreu wrote. “He loved attending the automotive program at your school and praised it all the time. I wanted to give you a heads up. The loss and grief his family and mine feel at this time is beyond belief.”
TMCC officials will announce on Friday, Oct. 6 how members of the community may donate money for Austin’s family.