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02-10-2017, 06:28 AM
Las Vegas Shooting: 50 dead, 200 injured
BBC: Las Vegas shooting: 50 people killed in Mandalay Bay attack


Quote:At least 50 people have been killed and another 200 have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.

A gunman, named as 64-year-old local resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival.

He was shot dead by officers in the hotel where a number of guns were found.

The attack is the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

US President Donald Trump tweeted his "warmest condolences and sympathies" to the victims and their families, and called the shooting "terrible".

Sheriff Joe Lombardo described the shooting as a "lone wolf" attack. He said there was no information about Paddock's motives.

"We have no idea what his belief system was," he said.

He added that police were now confident they had located a woman, earlier named as Marilou Danley, who was thought to have been travelling with the gunman before the attack.

Sheriff Lombardo said he was unable to give accurate details of dead and wounded, but confirmed two off-duty police officers were among those killed.

A local hospital spokesperson said earlier that at least 14 of the injured were in a critical condition.

Thus far we know:
  • At least 50 dead, 200 injured.
  • Shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Casino into a music festival below.
  • Multiple firearms were found in the room.
  • He was shot dead by police.
  • If even one of the injured dies, it becomes officially the highest death toll of any mass shooting in U.S. history. A grim milestone. Sad

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02-10-2017, 06:35 AM
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A terrible event, my thoughts are with America this afternoon. Sad
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02-10-2017, 06:36 AM
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I worked as a part time VIP host at Mandalay Bay when I wasn't doing army stuff before moving to Canada. I must know about 40 people who work there. Got off work this morning at 6 AM and instead of going to bed like I should I'm hitting up Facebook trying to check on my old co-workers. My ex-wife works there off and on too, as she is employed by MGM Resorts.

Weirdly enough, my first thought upon hearing the news was mild disappointment that I don't work there anymore and therefore don't get to experience the novelty of the situation. Am I really that bored (demented)?

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02-10-2017, 06:40 AM
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So sad for everyone involved. I hope the injured are all okay and survive.

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02-10-2017, 06:41 AM
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(02-10-2017 06:36 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Weirdly enough, my first thought upon hearing the news was mild disappointment that I don't work there anymore and therefore don't get to experience the novelty of the situation. Am I really that bored (demented)?

Yes, weirdo Tongue

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02-10-2017, 06:47 AM
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One of my former co-workers was trying to figure out if he had to go to work today and, in regards to his question, posted "Literally just received an email from (leaving the name out) stating no one can go in the building yet but to stand by cause we have important clients in."

Lol, the meetings must go on. I miss Vegas,

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02-10-2017, 06:50 AM
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I only know one person in Vegas and she loves country music and hasn't posted since before the shooting, so I keep checking FB compulsively, and that's bad enough. Can't imagine what you're going through trying to check on so many people Yakherder.

Las Vegas Police Dept. is now confirming that shooter Stephen Paddock's roommate at the hotel, Marylou Danley, is not a person of interesting.

Also politics has already reared its ugly head; pro-Trump Facebook and Twitter accounts have been spreading information about the wrong man and how the shooter was "a leftist".
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02-10-2017, 06:52 AM
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I hope all your friends are okay Shai and yak *hugs*

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02-10-2017, 06:53 AM
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(02-10-2017 06:36 AM)yakherder Wrote:  I worked as a part time VIP host at Mandalay Bay when I wasn't doing army stuff before moving to Canada. I must know about 40 people who work there. Got off work this morning at 6 AM and instead of going to bed like I should I'm hitting up Facebook trying to check on my old co-workers. My ex-wife works there off and on too, as she is employed by MGM Resorts.

Weirdly enough, my first thought upon hearing the news was mild disappointment that I don't work there anymore and therefore don't get to experience the novelty of the situation. Am I really that bored (demented)?
There are days when I miss being shot at, so no, no more demented than I am.

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02-10-2017, 06:54 AM
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I have been to many conferences in Vegas and this hits home with me.

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