Photo: A pair of cowboy boots is shown in the street outside the concert venue. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/Reuters)
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A gunman shot and killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 at a Country Music Festival in Las Vegas. Automatic gunfire rained down on a crowd of 22,000 from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel. ISIS, the terrorist group, claims the shooter was a convert, but the FBI calls that “nonsense.” Local police say the shooter killed himself just as they blew open the door of his room. Sixty-four-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock was a Nevada resident with no criminal record. It’s believed he acted alone. President Trump has called for national unity after the incident he described as “an act of pure evil.”
Ric Anderson, Las Vegas Sun (@ricander)
Bart Butler, Rock Solid Security (@RockSolidSec)
Daniel Rothberg, Nevada Independent (@danielrothberg)
Pete Simi, Chapman University
Paul Barrett, New York University (@AuthorPMBarrett)
Ross Bulla, Treadstone Group (@rossbulla)
Felicia Florine Campbell, University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Far West Popular Culture Association
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