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More Touching And Dramatic Photos From The Las Vagas Shooting

A man in a wheelchair is taken away from the scene
Earlier today we brought you some details about the Las Vegas Shooting that killed quite number of people and injured many after gunman opens fire at Country Music Festival

More than 50 people were killed and "well over" 400 were injured when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers from a perch above the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

The "nonstop gunfire," according to one witness, sent more than 22,000 attendees of a country music festival across the street from the hotel ducking for cover and scrambling for their lives. Police say the suspect, who was found dead, had over 10 rifles.

Bystanders sprang into action, caring for the wounded and at least one of them described a man's dying in his arms.

A Las Vegas police officer who was off-duty attending the concert is among the dead, police said.

One video showed the aftermath as the injured lay on stretchers or on the ground with responders and bystanders surrounding them to give aid. Bystanders made makeshift stretchers out of police barricades, plugged wounds with their hands and used their clothing to try to stanch the bleeding from the wounded.




A man lays on top of a woman as others flee the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after an active shooter was reported on Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas. The woman later was seen getting up with help.


People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard, Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Witness Brian Claypool said on "Good Morning America" today that after the first round of gunfire, he ran into a little room that he described as a production area.

"The hardest for me was, I saw six young women. They were maybe 20, 22. They were all crying on the ground. I was trying to be calm," Claypool said, appearing emotional.

"But I thought at the moment of the Orlando shooting, because we were in this room," he said of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead. We didn’t know where the shooter was. We thought he was going to jump the fence and come in this room and shoot us all. ... I’m thinking, 'Am I going to die in this room?'"

"Then the shooting stopped," Claypool said, "And I peeked out the front of the door, I peek my head out, police officers scream, ‘Go! Go!’"

Claypool said he tried to bring comfort to the young women who were sheltering in the room with him.

"I said to myself, 'These girls aren’t going to die. I’m not going to die,” he said. “I need to get home to see my daughter. This is not happening.'"



Concertgoer Mike Cronk told ABC News that as Aldean was playing, it "kind of sounded like some fireworks going off. I think there was the first kind of volley, and then all of the sudden second volley. My buddy's like, 'I just got hit, you know.' He got hit three times. Then people started diving for the ground. And it just continued.

"It was pretty much chaotic," Cronk continued. "Lots of people got hit. ... It took a while to get him out. We had to get him over the fence and hiding under the stage for a while, you know, to be safe. And, finally, we had to move him because he had three chest wounds."


John Locher/APPolice officers advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Cronk said his group were finally able to track down an ambulance "and basically the one guy ended up dying in my arms because he was bleeding," he said. "And my buddy got in there. We got three more people in the ambulance. ... But I just got a message from my buddy -- and he's going to be OK."

As bursts of gunfire crackled in the air, people outside of the casino ducked and screamed, according to video filmed by witnesses.

"We're going to get trampled if we don't go," a bystander could be heard saying in a dramatic video of the incident. Confusion appeared to abound as those outside fled the scene with another person saying, "it's fireworks."

People run for cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard, Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Michelle Leonard, who was located in a booth near the main entrance of the arena, said the shooting just “kept going nonstop.”

Leonard said “mass confusion” unfolded as people tried to flee the scene. She said the shooting seemed like it went on for more than a minute.

3 comments:

  1. So touching n sad.
    Only God knws when all these humans inhumane acts against their fellow humans would end.

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