The Latest: Minnesota man confirmed dead in Vegas attack

SHOREWOOD, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a Minnesota man missing since the shootings at a concert in Las Vegas (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

The parents of a Minnesota man who had been missing after the mass shooting in Las Vegas say they have been notified he was killed in the attack.

Steven Berger, a financial adviser who lived in Shorewood, Minnesota, and was a native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, had been attending Sunday night’s concert with his roommate and other friends. His mother Mary says Steven’s roommate saw him get shot and fall, but was prevented from getting to him as people were herded out of the venue.

Steven’s father, Richard Berger, said the family was notified by the coroner’s office in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon that he had died.

Richard Berger calls the loss of the couple’s only son “terrible.”

Mary Berger described her son as fun-loving with a serious side and a hard worker. He played basketball in high school and college, graduating from St. Olaf College. He was the father of three children.


2:12 p.m.

The parents of a Minnesota man missing after celebrating his 44th birthday at the Las Vegas concert where a mass shooting took place say they’re desperate to learn what happened to him.

Mary Berger says her son, Steve, was at the concert with his roommate and other friends and has not been heard from since a gunman in a high-rise hotel killed 59 people and wounded more than 500.

Berger said Tuesday her son’s Shorewood roommate called to tell her that he saw Steve get shot and fall to the ground, but when he tried to go to help him he was herded out of the venue.

Berger says she and her husband, Richard, have been trying every phone number they can find to learn what happened to their son, a native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.