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General News    H3'ed 10/2/17

Vegas shooting: 50 dead, 400 injured

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More than 50 people were killed and 200 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said. The 'nonstop gunfire,' according to one witness, sent bystanders outside the resort on the Vegas strip ducking for cover and scrambling for their lives. Bystanders sprang into action, caring for the wounded and at least one described someone dying in their arms. A video showed the injured on stretchers or on the ground with responders and bystanders surrounding them to give aid. Bystanders made makeshift stretchers out of police barricades, plugged wounds with their hands and used their clothing to try to stanch the bleeding from the wounded.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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