Las Vegas Shooting


Maddie Urbano, Staff Writer

On Sunday, October 1st, a tragic mass shooting occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel at the crowd below him, where a country music festival, Route 91 Harvest, took place. The concert goers originally thought the sound was fireworks going off, but later realized it was gunfire. Of the 22,000 people that attended the festival, 58 were killed and 546 were injured. This horrible devastation goes down as the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

During the utter hysteria, there were some good samaritans who, despite the chaos, stayed behind and helped the injured. These people assisted the hurt victims in anyway they could, and did not leave their sides until they received medical attention. One man even saved his wife’s life by pushing her in front of him, sacrificing his own life. A nurse, who went back into the scene even after she had escaped it, clarified that she was not the only one, stating, “There were so many good people, just normal citizens, doctors, cops, nurses, just off-duty. Everyone was just communicating and working together.”