Tragedy In Las Vegas


Alyssa Hicks and Carolyn Rasdon

    On October 1, 2017, a mass shooting happened on the Las Vegas Strip.  Jason Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the  crowd.  Paddock broke a window on the 32 floor of the  Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel with something similar to a hammer.  At first Aldean thought the shots were pyrotechnics after he realised what was happening he grabbed his guitar and ran off the stage. Paddock shot and killed himself before he could be taken into custody. This was the largest massacre in United States history with 59 people killed and over 500 wounded. President Donald Trump called the act  “pure evil.”