At Least 50 People Were Killed In A Mass Shooting At A Country Musical Festival In Las Vegas Last Night
It’s gotten to the point where we no longer wake up from the annoying sound of our iPhone alarm of choice. We wake up to a CNN alert letting us know that yet another horrific act, that shouldn’t have happened, happened. Many got that alert last night and early this morning after thousands of people, who just wanted to do the regular musical festival thing of get drunk and make out with some random while waiting in the Porta Potty line, were shot at by one gunman. So far at least 50 people are dead and 406 and counting are injured. Remember when little children were killed at Sandy Hook and everyone’s like, “This has got to stop!” And remember when everyone said the same thing last year after the deadliest shooting America happened at Pulse nightclub in Orlando? It hasn’t stopped, and now last night’s massacre in Las Vegas is the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
As everyone is reporting, the shooting happened after 10pm at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, outside of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, when Jason Aldean was on the stage. Witnesses say that they heard hundreds of gunshots, and many thought they were firecrackers, but when everyone realized it wasn’t firecrackers, they ran. The band stopped playing and ran off the stage along with Jason Aldean.
— Luke Broadlick (@LukeBroadlick) October 2, 2017
Authorities have confirmed that 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who lived in nearby Mesquite, NV, was the lone gunman. He shot from a 32nd floor hotel room at Mandalay Bay. Authorities later found him dead in the hotel room. They believe he killed himself. They also found several weapons including several rifles, and based on the gunshot noises, it’s believed he used a full assault rifle. Now, besides Rambo, who the fuck needs to be able to buy a machine gun? And even then, I think we’d all be more impressed with Rambo’s skills if he took down his enemies with awesome drop kicks or seduction.
Earlier, police announced that they wanted to talk to Stephen Paddock’s companion/girlfriend/roommate/whatever Marylou Danly. They called her a “person of interest.” But they’ve since located her outside of the country and at this time, they don’t think she was involved.
ISIS, who would claim the weird dog burp my dog just let out, claimed the attack and said Stephen Paddock had converted to Islam months ago. But they offered no proof and officials say that as of now, they haven’t found anything in Stephen Paddock’s past that points to him being radicalized.
A few hours ago, Jason Aldean posted this on Instagram:
Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate
Trump tweeted about the attack this morning, and also gave a press conference saying that he’ll visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Meanwhile in “Fuck This I’m Going Back To Bed Forever” news, gun stocks are on the rise today, which happens after every mass shooting.