Cedar Park woman will bear 'physical, emotional scars' after Las Vegas shooting

Shock, disbelief, and hurt are some of the ways to describe how those who know Danae Gibbs.

CEDAR PARK, TEXAS - A Cedar Park resident was confirmed as one of more than 500 people injured in a Las Vegas shooting Sunday night.

DeDe Kellicker said her daughter, Danae Gibbs, 23, was shot once in the abdomen, and a portion of her small intestine was removed during surgery Monday morning.

Kellicker said she traveled to Nevada to be by her daughter's side during her recovery.

"[We'll] just continue to pray for healing for her, and continue to remember the families that have tragically lost someone during this event," Kellicker said.

In a public Facebook post published Monday, Riverbend Church Austin asked its followers for prayers, writing that Gibbs was part of its ministry staff.

According to Senior Pastor Dave Haney, he spoke with Gibbs about the shooting, but she could not elaborate on what happened.

"Danae will carry the physical and emotional scars of that for the rest of her life, so the trauma of this is weighing on me.The brutality of it," said Haney.

Kevin Hedges, communications director with the church, said Gibbs served part-time in the children's ministry and that she grew up in the church. 

On Wednesday, Riverbend Church shared a post from Kellicker saying, "Thanks for the prayers...they are working so keep them coming!!! She has been 'disconnected' from everything but the IV. ... she is feeling much better today."

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