Las Vegas Shooting

One of the most deadly shootings in U.S history.

Sunday, October 1, 2017. One of the most deadly shootings in modern U.S. history. 58 dead, including the shooter himself, and over 500 injured. It happened in Las Vegas at a country music festival. A man fired his guns into a crowd where musician Jason Aldean was performing. CNN news released Information saying, “The shooter (Stephen Paddock) shot himself after shooting off the guns because he did not want to be hated and go to jail.” He rigged 12 guns to fire faster. Almost all of the unlucky victims got shot in the head.

Las Vegas Shooter, Stephen Paddock.

The police tried to get people out of the area. Some police hid behind cars and other police hid behind a wall. One police officer died. As the police try to figure out where the shots are coming from, the shots kept going and going. “He fired for about 9 to 11 minutes.”

People tried to get down, but from the angle, the shooter was at (Mandalay Resort) facing the music festival, he could see them and easily shoot them. Heather Melton and her husband, Sonnie, heard the gunshots. Heather said she thought it was gunshots. Sonnie, like most people, thought it was fireworks. Heather told Sonnie she wanted to get down. ”No we will get trampled,” Sonnie had told her. They started running to the entrance anyway. Running, Sonnie fell from a bullet. ”I could feel him get shot in the back,” Heather said to CNN News. ”I tried to speak to him, but he did not respond. So I got over him and started doing CPR.” Sonnie, a registered nurse, was bleeding from the mouth. He was announced dead in the hospital.

There are many more stories like Sonnie’s, of fragility, hope, and survival. There is an ongoing investigation for why Stephen Paddock was shooting open fire.