Monday, 2 October 2017

Loathing and Fear in Las Vegas

Las Vegas officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in Nevada...

On October 1, 2017, a mass shooting occurred at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.

A gunman opened fire on the outdoor festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino across Las Vegas Boulevard during the closing performance by singer Jason Aldean.

The shooter was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. He was found dead in his hotel room with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. With at least 60 fatalities (including the perpetrator) and 527 injuries, this incident surpassed the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.


So...

The victims: At least 63 people were killed and more than 500 hurt.

The suspect: Stephen Paddock, 64, lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada. His motive is unknown.

The location: It happened during a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The shooter fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

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