Ontario police officer wounded in the Las Vegas shooting returns to SoCal
LA VERNE, Calif. (FOX 11) - There was a loud cheer from the crowd, as someone yelled "Michael!" The 24-year-old stepped off an LA County Sheriff's Department airplane along with his fiance for a warm welcome home.
Ontario Police officer Michael Gracia and his fiance, Summer Clyburn, were shot at the Vegas concert on Sunday. She suffered a graze wound, he was hit in the temple.
After five days in the hospital, Gracia was brought to Brackett Airfield in La Verne and taken directly to a rehab center here in Southern California.
A total of 58 people died more than 400 were injured when a gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay hotel onto the Route 91 country music festival.
The Gracia family is solid law enforcement.
Michael's brother Robert is a pilot with the LASD. Robert has been by his brothers bedside at a Vegas hospital and escorted him back home.
It was pure emotion as Michael gave the huge crowd of law-enforcement members, family, and friends, a wave.
His mom Renee calls it a miracle. She says he "remembers everything."
Best friends of Summer say she's doing everything she can give the situation, to stay strong for Michael. They credit her faith in God. The couple have a baby.
The couple have a Go Fund Me page and donations are almost at $90,000.
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