The nation searched for answers after a gunman in Las Vegas rained heavy fire down on a crowd of more than 22,000 at a country music festival Sunday, turning the expanse into a killing field from which there was little escape.
“You just didn’t know what to do,” one concert-goer said. “Your heart is racing and
you’re thinking, ‘I’m going to die.'”
By Monday afternoon, 59 victims were dead and 527 wounded in the deadliest mass
shooting in modern US history.
The gunman, identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, was found dead
on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Authorities believe he killed
Investigators found explosives, 18 firearms, and several thousand rounds of ammunition
in the home of the suspected shooter in Mesquite, Nevada.
A Tewksbury mother who was active in her church and worked for a Cambridge design
firm was among those killed in the massacre, her family said.
Details continued to emerge on other victims slain in the shooting, including a man who
was killed shielding his wife, a commercial fisherman, a high school secretary, and a Los
Angeles-area police officer, among others.
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