Tragedy strikes in Las Vegas shooting

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UPDATE:

October 3rd, Las Vegas, Nevada. At least 59 have been confirmed dead with more than 520 people injured now from the shooting in Las Vegas at the country music festival. The police have found at least 23 firearms in the attacker’s hotel room at Mandalay Bay, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. It is reported that Paddock shot into the crowd of 22,000 for 10-15 minutes. The nation has been left stunned after these horrific events.

On October 1st, Las Vegas had the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At least 58 people were killed and 515 were injured Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.

More than 22,000 were scrambling in a frenzy to escape the “non-stop gunfire,” according to witnesses. Jason Aldean was performing when the attack took place. The gunman was camping out on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, across the street from the festival. He was identified as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old Nevada native. The motive for this horrific mass murder is not known yet. Authorities say that at least 10 guns were found in the hotel room, including several rifles. When police entered his room, he was already dead by what seemed like self-inflicted wounds.

The worst mass shooting in the U.S. was only 14 months ago, when 49 people were killed at an Orlando nightclub. That has already been far surpassed by the tragedy in Las Vegas.

To read more about the catastrophe in Las Vegas, you can go to the following links:

lhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/us/las-vegas-shooting.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/02/us/las-vegas-shooting-what-we-know/index.htm

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