What Happened in Vegas, The Days, Weeks, and Months After the Worst Mass Shooting in Modern American History
The California Sunday Magazine
It is Monday evening, less than 24 hours after Stephen Paddock — an isolated, shadowy 64-year-old retired tax auditor and postal worker from Mesquite, Nevada, a high roller who liked to play video poker on the Las Vegas Strip — installed himself in a 32nd-floor corner suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, smashed the windows with a hammer, and opened fire into a crowd of 22,000 country music festivalgoers below. Paddock killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others, a figure that would later be revised to 851 to encompass not only victims of gunshot wounds but those injured from shrapnel, trampling, and attempts to scale barbed-wire and chain-link fences while fleeing. It was, as we would hear in the coming days, the worst mass shooting in modern American history.
Community Psychology | Emergency and Disaster Management | Terrorism Studies
What Happened in Vegas, The Days, Weeks, and Months After the Worst Mass Shooting in Modern American History.
The California Sunday Magazine, June 2018