Massapequa native among those killed in Vegas mass shooting

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LAS VEGAS -

A former Long Island resident has been revealed to be among the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

John Phippen, 56, formerly of Massapequa, was among the 58 victims at the Route 91 Festival.

Phippen's son, who was also at the festival, told reporters that his father was shielding young girls from being shot.

Phippen's family is now asking a judge to take control of gunman Stephen Paddock's assets, the first step required before lawsuits can be brought against his estate.

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