Las Vegas – We’re living too close to this tragedy to be terribly eloquent right now. That said, we’d like to figure out what to say in a way that articulates the profound change in community Las Vegas experienced on October 1, 2017. The local news media started to use ‘1 October’ as shorthand. Hashtags:
#1october and #VegasStrong
As this essay develops, it would be good to feature some of the real-time venues for memorials and positive interaction. We encourage a visit to the healing garden.
On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured. Between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m. PDT, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, fired over 1,100 rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. About an hour after Paddock fired his last shot into the crowd, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His motive is unknown. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Las_Vegas_shooting
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