Monday, October 02, 2017

50 Killed And 406 Injured In Las Vegas



A gunman fired a barrage of bullets on an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 400 others, police said, in the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

From his room on the 32nd floor of a glitzy hotel, the shooter, identified by law enforcement officials as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, fired shot after shot down on the crowd of more than 22,000, sending terrified concertgoers running for their lives.

“We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off. Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. People started screaming that they were hit… When we started running out there were probably a couple hundred [people] on the ground,” said a witness.

"People kept dropping and dropping… People were getting shot one foot away from us," she said. “People were trying to save their friends. There were gunshots everywhere. Helping them would’ve meant that we got shot, too.”

Officials said it was unclear when Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, and whether he had specifically requested a room on a high floor that overlooked the concert venue.

Police responded to reports of the shooting just after 10 p.m. (1 a.m. ET), and fatally shot the suspect in the hotel, officials said.

The shooting is not believed to be connected to international terrorism.

Authorities said they found "multiple" weapons in Paddock’s room after using explosives to enter. It was not immediately clear what kinds of weapons were found.

The shooting started while performer Jason Aldean was onstage, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference.

At least one off-duty Las Vegas police officer was shot, Lombardo said. Several other off-duty police officers are believed to be among the dead and injured.

Police have located Paddock’s roommate, Marilou Danley, 62, Lombardo said. They also found two vehicles related to the investigation: a Hyundai Tuscon and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring, both with Nevada license plates.

18 comments:

Lon Spector said...

It's NOT international terrorism. It's DOMESTIC TERRORISM!
Antifa SCUM. Looks like the new Civil War starts 4 weeks early.

David Howes said...

Such a sad, sad situation.
As a Las Vegas resident, this is unfathomable.
Las Vegas is supposed to be the vacation city you come to for fun and relaxation.
My daughter woke me last night to the news and I am still in disbelief this morning.
My prays go to all those affected by this senseless act.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Dierdre Donner said...

NRA USA! God bless the Republican Party.

cc423 said...

Hey Lon... ANTIFA stands for Anti-Facsit. Which I guess makes you a fascist supporter. Also, it was a 64-year old white guy. Grow up.

Dierdre Donner said...

Big deal. 50 lives is nothing when compared to our right to walk into Dick’s and buy a shiny new automatic rifle. The NRA and the Republican Party they bought and paid for know what’s important to the average ‘merican. Jesus loves the NRA. God Bless America.

auntliddy said...

Unfucking believable. Again! All peace and healing to las vegad.

Marianne said...

Prayers for the souls lost and to their families... I pray that they may they find some peace in their hearts.
Damn terrorism!! Whether home grown or not, such a cowardly act!! Pos he'll burn in hell!!

David Howes said...

UPDATE!
Just learned that 58 People have died and 515 were wounded.
Some died at the hospitals during surgery on their wounds.
Such a sad, sad day and event.

Angela Cox said...

At least it takes the heat off of Trump over PR.

Does anyone ever wonder if this was set up? And if so? how much the gunman got paid? Nothing would surprise me these days...

Sd Auntie said...

Sad day for America. Domestic terrorism is real folks. Lots of mentally unstable folks who have access to buy, stockpile and finally snap. My guess is the guy lost millions at the casino. Report anyone who has an unnatural obsession with weapons to the Fed's. It's ok to own a gun but to alter and stockpile means there is a plan. Columbians, that Aspergers kid in My, and James Holmes.....how many more.

Sd Auntie said...

Columbine.

longtimereader said...

Thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families.

hothotheat said...

Interesting. Antifa scum tend to be democrats who don't generally own assault rifles.

hothotheat said...

I don't think this is politically motivated simply because the assault rifle owning public loves country music.

delete account said...

I don't even get shocked anymore. There's been so many mass shootings...and they won't stop unless Americans stand up to the NRA. Of course, that will never happen.

bunny honey said...

R.I.P. to the ones passed. Hope everyone else a speedy recovery.

Unknown said...

Daesh took credit, said he converted