The Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern US History

by Yasmin Ahuja

The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history

That’s how the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada was being described all across the country. At 10:08 pm on the first day of October, 59 people were killed, and at least 527 people were injured. The recently identified shoot had gone into the Route 91 Harvest festival, and really sent a shock throughout the entire nation. Here is an estimated timeline of all the events that went down that night:

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There are still so many unknown things about the events that took place. 1) How did he plan this massive attack? 2) Is that an accurate timeline? 3)What was his motive in the first place?

  1. Paddock’s live-in girlfriend said that she had no idea that he was trying to hurt people. But still, he did. He somehow managed to transport guns and ammo to his hotel—unnoticed. Police said that 23 weapons were found in his room, while 50+ pounds of explosives and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition were in his car. There was even a note that had calculations relating to how far away people would be from his shooting platform.
  2. The timeline shown above may not be entirely correct. With all the facts they have, which is definitely not all of the facts out there, this is said to be the closest timeline they can get.
  3. This is one of the most important questions in the investigation right now, but of course, there is no concrete answer. Due to the fact that all his prior planning was secret, there are no clues that point to Paddock’s reasoning. Also, nothing about his life said that he would do something like this. He has no criminal record, and overall kept a very low profile. Stephen Paddock truly affected all of the citizens in America.