The Las Vegas attack is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history／BY Doug Crisis／CNN／ October 2,2017 より
When a gunman opened fire on a crowd gathered for a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, he killed at least 58 people — making the Sunday night incident the deadliest mass shooting in the United States.
The Harvest Music Festival At least 58 killed
October 1, 2017 – A gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fires from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on a crowd of 30,000 gathered on the Las Vegas Strip for the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. At least 58 people were killed and more than 515 injured. Police believe the gunman killed himself.
How the Las Vegas Strip shooting unfolded／BY Washington Post Staff／Washington Post／ October 3,2017より一部抜粋
9:40 p.m. Pacific time Jason Aldean, a country music singer, began his performance at the Route 91 Harvest, an annual Las Vegas music festival. There were more than 22,000 people in attendance.
The shooter, from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, began to fire shots into a concert venue across the street, a quarter-mile away.
The police quickly identified that the shots were coming from Mandalay Bay, but briefly believed there were other shooters at other locations as well.
Around 10:20 p.m. The shooting reportedly stopped after about ten to fifteen minutes, though estimates vary.
10:24 p.m. The police locate the shooter’s room on the 32nd floor of the hotel. They begin preparing to enter the room.
When police busted into Room 135 on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, they found Stephen Paddock’s body, 23 guns and evidence of the carefully planned attack.
11:25 p.m. A SWAT team stormed the room, using explosives to enter. They saw the shooter had killed himself, according to Sheriff Joseph Lombardo. There were 23 firearms found in the room.
The police have not yet determined his motive and have not yet decided whether the shooting constitutes an act of terrorism. However, they believe he had no ties to international terrorist groups such as the Islamic State.
This was the deadliest mass shooting in America since 1966. Paddock was older than most who have carried out 130 similar attacks in the United States since 1966.