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#1 Gregory

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0548 AM

Apparently more then 50 dead, gunman (64-year-old Stephen Paddock) used an automatic weapon firing on a crowd from 34th floor window of Mandalay Bay casino. The death toll keeps rising. ☹️

#2 Jeff

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0606 AM

Into tens of thousands of concert goers, couldn't miss. RIP to the innocents.

 

It will be interesting to see where the weapons came from.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0617 AM

My condolences. Why death toll continues rising? All victims are on open space and killed by bullets, not in subway train after explosion  or crashed plane, and it is major city with lots of police and emergency workers to check all injured and dead in very short time… Or they are fatally wounded and passing away in hospitals?



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0617 AM

BTW, it does not sound like an Islamist attack.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0619 AM

More than 50 already? That is bd, I hoped the 20 reported earlier was bad enough and final. Not as much as the Nice truck attack, but getting into the ballpark already.

 

RIP to the victims and good luck to those still in hospitals.

 

EDIT: Re. the rising victim count... Maybe simply found only now? It was night and likely chaos, I guess a lot of victims may not have been found for some time...


Edited by Marek Tucan , 02 October 2017 - 0621 AM.


#6 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0622 AM

Over 50 dead, at least 200 wounded. Supposedly he was in a hotel room on a high level, shooting down into a concert. Think Oswald in the book depository with an automatic weapon and you get the picture. They are talking about it being the worst mass shooting in American history, which might be breathless hyperbole, or maybe not. Lets hope they got the count wrong.

 

 

Im kinda surprised a hotel, which Im guessing is a casino, doesn't have metal detectors on the door?



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0624 AM



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0624 AM

No, it is the worst.  His female companion is in custody.  Don't know if he is dead or alive, I would prefer him to be alive so he can be questioned, and provide full and gainful employment for some lawyers.  If it was a full automatic, it was either illegally obtained, or a Class III licensed weapon of some sort.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0627 AM

companion as in partner or companion as in accomplice in the shooting?



#10 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0627 AM

I cant quite work out what it is from the sound. It doesnt sound like an AKM. Submachine gun maybe? 



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0629 AM

companion as in partner or companion as in accomplice in the shooting?

It was a woman whom supposedly travelled with him, the police said they have located her, but didnt elaborate on it from the footage I saw.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0629 AM

Either the companion or someone seemed to have known it was going to happen in advanced and tried warning the crowd, according to some of these early reports.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0631 AM



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0633 AM

If its bad form posting all this tell me, I dont wish to upset anyone.



#15 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0641 AM

Man was 64 year old Stephen Paddock, an accountant. Filed a lawsuit against a Casino, not the Mandalay bay. Owns gun, also a pilot. 62 woman described as his companion was taken into custody.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0648 AM

Is said that he was shooting from the 32nd floor.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0649 AM

ABC seemed to have some fairly good coverage, albeit some of the talking heads are talking out their bum.

 



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0703 AM

SWAT on scene and takes shooter down in 5 min using explosive breach.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0707 AM

Thats pretty good.  But the report says, he had already put something like 200 rounds down.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 0710 AM

Thats pretty good.  But the report says, he had already put something like 200 rounds down.


Yes sounds like multiple weapons eith high capacity drum magazines.




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