Mark Berman, The Washington Post Published 4:18 pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 The bullets were still tearing across the concert venue when people began to drop to the ground. They were at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, among more than 22,000 packed together watching Jason Aldean perform when the gunfire began. Many people who were there on Oct. 1 said they didn't even realize it was gunfire at first. It sounded more like firecrackers, they said. But as a lone gunman inside his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino continued to fire, people began to panic, flee or seek shelter by falling to the ground. "I was with my best friend . . . and I held her hand and we were holding hands with other people that we don't even know," one survivor, who said she got shot in her arm, later told police. "And I told her, 'Call your mom, call your dad.' " Recommended Video: Now Playing: A month ago Wednesday in Las Vegas, countless lives changed … [Read more...] about Survivors describe the terror and chaos of Las Vegas massacre
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TODAY marks the one year anniversary of the night 59 people were killed and more than 527 injured after a lone gunman opened fire in Las Vegas during a music festival. Shocking footage showed terrified revellers fleeing the country music festival held on the famous strip during the worst mass shooting in US history. Where is Mandalay Bay Hotel? The resort is in the heart of the famous strip in Las Vegas on the south boulevard. Mandalay Bay is a four-star hotel that features a shark reef and beach, as well as a casino and spa. It has also been the venue for many of boxing's biggest fights. Shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the hotel while a festival was taking place in Vegas. Police found at least 42 firearms in the 64-year-old's hotel room and believed he had been staying there since September 28. Photos show two smashed windows in the hotel where Paddock fired from with his arsenal of automatic weapons. What happened in Las Vegas? Hundreds of people were … [Read more...] about What happened in the Las Vegas shooting, where’s the Mandalay Bay Hotel and how many people were killed?
STEPHEN Craig Paddock was the gunman responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in American history after he opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas a year ago. At least 59 people were killed and more than 515 injured when Paddock used a vast arsenal to rain bullets down on revellers from a hotel suite in the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Who was Stephen Paddock? Stephen Paddock was identified by police as the gunman who killed at least 59 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. The 64-year-old, of Mesquite, Nevada, fired at festival-goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino. Paddock was a retired accountant and didn't have a criminal record. He liked to fly small aircraft and also had a hunting licence. His brother revealed he was also a multi-millionaire property developer. But while the shooter himself had no criminal background, the same reportedly cannot be said for all his family. Paddock’s father was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a serial bank … [Read more...] about Who was Stephen Paddock, how old was the Las Vegas shooter, how many guns did he own and why did he carry out the shooting?
Updated and corrected: An Arizona sheriff has no plans to file charges against a shooting range where a 9-year-old girl lost control of an Uzi, accidentally killing her instructor.Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe says the Bullets and Burgers shooting range, located 26 miles from Las Vegas, is licensed and operates legally, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Washington Post’s Morning Mix blog report.The New Jersey girl was at the range Monday morning with her parents during a family vacation. She successfully fired the gun in single-shot mode, but lost control of the weapon as it recoiled in automatic mode. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died Monday night at a Las Vegas hospital.Bullets and Burgers sets a minimum age of 8 for use of the range and requires a parent or guardian to be present for youths as old as 17.The incident is being viewed as an industrial accident, the Arizona Republic reports. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reviewing the … [Read more...] about Gun instructor killed after girl loses control of Uzi; shooting range operated legally, sheriff says
Some of the first Las Vegas police officers to respond to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history huddled with people taking cover, organized escape routes, carried wounded victims to safety and ducked behind barriers as bullets rained around them, according to video released Wednesday. "It's coming from the Mandalay Bay!" an officer is heard saying on one video. "Stay down!" he tells unseen people during bursts of rapid gunfire, while a dispatcher on his police radio says multiple people have gunshot wounds. "Over here! Get behind the police car!" The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released 28 clips of police body-camera video ranging from a few seconds to more than two hours, totaling about 10 hours of footage. It was the sixth batch of information released under court order in a public records lawsuit from media organizations, including The Associated Press. Las Vegas police on Wednesday released police body-camera footage from the Oct. 1 shooting at Mandalay … [Read more...] about Footage Shows Vegas Police Helping People Dodge Gunfire During Concert Massacre