A few weeks ago a man named Stephen Paddock barricaded himself in his room and sent down a shower of bullets, all aimed at the people outside the hotel he was staying at.
The Las Vegas shooting is the worst mass shooting America has ever faced.
500 innocent people were injured, and 59 people died.
It was heartbreaking news for everyone to hear as it affects many people. It may have even affected you.
The shooting in Las Vegas took place on Sunday, October the 1st. The majority of people injured or killed were a crowd of people who were enjoying a live country music festival.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been learning more and more about the devastating aftermath, and more about the shooter.
It’s been a constant source of bad news for the past few weeks, as many don’t understand how one man can suddenly decide to kill so many.
But thankfully one woman was saved by her mobile phone which actually blocked one of the shooter’s bullets.
The woman in question has wished to stay anonymous but has spoken out about the whole event.
Las Vegas concertgoer’s life is saved by her IPHONE after a bullet shatters rose gold handset during deadly attack pic.twitter.com/R1RE1mt1Oy
— Pst. Gbenro (@gbenro) October 4, 2017
She was in a taxi on her way home from the Route 91 festival when Paddock started shooting at the crowd below him who were enjoying the festival.
The woman told her taxi driver what happened, even showing her her phone, and the photo soon made it’s way online.
During the mass shooting, Paddock managed to lock himself in his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel which overlooked the packed festival.
carried out an 11-minute shooting spree from his smashed hotel window.
It is the deadliest shooting in modern US history.
Over the past week, images of the inside of the hotel room Paddock was locked in, including a picture of him lying dead on the floor has found its way onto the internet.
When the authorities found him, they saw that he was surrounded by a wide range of weapons, which included a bipod mounted rifle by his feet and a bloodstained revolver.
On a nearby side table, there was a note. A note many believed could offer an insight into Paddock’s thought process before the massacre took place.
The police still trying to find out why the 64-year-old carried out the attack, but for now it remains a mystery.
Marilou Danley is being sought for questioning re the investigation into the active shooter incident. If seen please call 9-1-1! pic.twitter.com/Z83XvcHejH
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
They are also hoping to find answers from his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who was out of the country when the shooting took place.
She has since returned to the U.S and has been interviewed by the police.
Her sisters have spoken out in a recent interview with Yahoo 7 News.
“She was sent away. She was away so that she will not be there to interfere with what he’s planning.
“She didn’t even know that she was going to the Philippines until Steve said, ‘Marilou, I found you a cheap ticket to the Philippines.’
“In that sense I thank him for sparing my sister’s life, but that won’t compensate the 59 people’s lives.”
Paddock killed himself before the officers arrived in his hotel room.
But before the shooting Paddock had no criminal past and was not known to the police.
47 firearms were discovered in his hotel room.
Marilou Danley’s sisters also revealed their sibling was sent $127,000 but didn’t explain what it was for.
They (and the police) believe that their sister is the only one who can put the pieces of the puzzle together now that Paddock is dead.
One of the sisters said:
“To be able to find out the person you love and live with can do such a thing and you thought you know the person yourself.”
The police also found explosives at Paddock’s home and in his car.
During this tough time my thoughts, prayers, and love go out to those who were affected by this tragedy.
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