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03 October 2017 - Mass Shooting in Las Vegas Kills 59

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Deadliest shooting in modern US history leaves at least 59 dead, 500+ injured in Las Vegas
Arjun Kharpal (CNBC, 02/10/2017)
At least 59 people were killed and 527 injured after a gunman opened fire on more than 22,000 concertgoers in Las Vegas, police said Monday, in what was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Bursts of gunfire rained down on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival across the road from the Mandalay Bay hotel on the south side of the Las Vegas Strip.
The suspect, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, was found dead in his 32nd-floor room at the hotel in an apparent suicide, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.
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Donald Trump

Trump offers the expected rhetoric of gun massacres, but little is expected to change
Cathleen Decker (The Los Angeles Times, 02/10/2017)
In the immediate aftermath of a crushing national disaster, Americans want a consoler in chief, a president who tries to bind obvious wounds and unify a shattered public.
Then they want results, and usually get them: the strengthening of building regulations after a destructive hurricane; the engineering of safer airplanes after a calamitous crash.
America got its consoler in chief Monday morning when President Trump spoke somberly to the nation from the White House. They are not likely to get results beyond that.

Deadliest Mass Shooting

A scary turn: Las Vegas may be first mass shooting using an automatic weapon
Michael S. Rosenwald, Devlin Barrett and Alex Horton (The Washington Post, 02/10/2017)
Stephen Paddock’s lethal attack on a Las Vegas country music festival Sunday night was distinguished from most mass shootings by two features: the size of the arsenal he smuggled into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and the great height from which he shot.
With a cache of 23 firearms, most of them powerful, Paddock, 64, smashed the windows of his 32nd-floor hotel room and then, from high above the Las Vegas Strip, sprayed bullets down on 20,000 people listening to country music star Jason Aldean.
One of the weapons Paddock apparently used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was an AK-47-type rifle, with a stand to steady it for firing, according to people familiar with the case.
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Las Vegas

In Las Vegas, We Take Care of People
Brittany Bronson (The New York Times, 02/10/2017)

Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world for many reasons. Those of us who work on the Strip have perfected the art of hospitality. We strive to make all of our guests feel like family.
We welcome everyone, and we are not easily shocked.
But Monday morning, residents, tourists, emergency medical workers, politicians and local reporters were in collective disbelief that our city had become the location of the most recent mass shooting in America.
Hours before the shots rang out, I’d finished a long day of work at my casino job, exhausted and eager to get to my home, which is just two miles from where the shooting took place. Throughout the day on Sunday, I’d served guests poolside. Many of them were looking forward to the country music concert being held near the Mandalay Bay Resort hotel. All of them were happy and carefree.

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"03 October 2017 - Mass Shooting in Las Vegas Kills 59", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2017. Consulté le 13/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2017/03-october-2017-mass-shooting-in-las-vegas-kills-59