Las Vegas Shooting


Mass shootings in America occur on average more than once per day. In 2017 the number of mass shootings that occured in the United States was 427, none bigger and more deadly than the Las Vegas Shooting. The FBI defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are killed. 

Throughout 2017 we had wildfires, hurricanes, and more destruction. The craziest however, was the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017. On this day in October, Las Vegas was hosting a concert on the Las Vegas strip. Everybody was having a good time at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when suddenly gunshots started to ring out causing concert goers to hit the pavement. This occured around 10 pm from above the concert in the Mandalay Bay Hotel. 

The bullets were fired from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Over a thousand bullet were fired by 64 year old Stephen Paddock from Nevada. During the barrage of bullets Paddock killed 58 people and injured another 851 people. Since Nevada law does not require firearm owners to have licenses or register their weapons, nor does it limit the number of firearms an individual possess, Stephen Paddock was able to carry twenty-four firearms, a large quantity of ammunition, and numerous high-capacity magazines capable of holding up to 100 rounds apiece into his hotel suite. After the killing of 58 people and injuring of 851 people Stephen Paddock killed himself with a self inflicted gun shot. The cops then breached his room and brought the nightmare to a close. 

With Paddocks autopsy being released on February 9, 2018, after much fight and legal affairs to bring it to the public, we now know that Paddock could not have killed himself with a self inflicted gun shot in his room. The autopsy report has stated that his time of death occurred at noon the following day. Tha means that the dead body  lying on the floor when police breached the room was not Stephen Paddock as first reported. 

This story is still developing…