Thousands of country music fans ran for cover as a gunman fired on them from the 32nd floor of a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, a mass shooting that is now the deadliest in modern US history.
At least 58 people were killed and 515 injured Sunday night when the shooter fired hundreds of bullets on the audience at a country music festival, police said. The suspected gunman, who was found dead, was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.
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According to data collected by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a total of 273 mass shooting incidents have occurred so far this year, as of October 2. The GVA defines a “mass shooting” in the United States as four or more individuals being shot or killed in the same general time and location.
Before Monday’s Las Vegas massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in modern history had been the terrorist attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., where 49 people were killed in June 2016.
Prior to the Pulse shooting, the 2007 Virginia Tech mass shooting was the deadliest in the country when a student at the university killed 32 people before killing himself.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adults, is now the fourth-deadliest mass shooting, according to The Hill.
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