The Las Vegas Strip will go dark on Monday as one of the world’s biggest casino and entertainment hubs celebrates the very first anniversary of the most bizarre mass shooting in modern US history.
Lights will go out at 10:01 pm local time tonight to honor the 58 victims of the rampage. The names of people who lost their lives from the October 1, 2017 shooting is going to be read at a memorial website. Many other events will take place across the Strip, the city, along with the state of Nevada to observe the first anniversary of this unlucky occasion.
Based on media reports, flags across the state will be flying at half-staff today. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will talk at a special sunrise service hosted by the Las Vegas police department. His address will be followed by 58 seconds of silence in memory of the 58 victims.
Occasions aiming to honor the victims will also incorporate a prayer vigil at City Hall along with the dedication of a new remembrance wall. Apart from the Las Vegas Strip, other areas of the city are also anticipated to turn their lights out Monday night to observe those who lost their lives prematurely in the mass shooting.
Remembering #1October We hope you’ll join us for a Sunrise Remembrance at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow at the #ClarkCounty Gov’t. Ctr. Amphitheater. The remembrance will even stream live on our FB page at https://t.co/5x35kToW8a. #VegasStrong #VegasStronger pic.twitter.com/tSEYdWoOMU
The Way October 1 Action Unfolded
The night of October 1, 2017 was likely to be a time for reveling for those who were attending to the Route 91 Harvest state music festival.
Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant originally from Iowa but residing in Nevada, started firing down concert attendees at 10:05 pm local time. Whole 10 minutes of a blur of chaos and utter panic followed as folks were attempting to flee the scene of terror and unmotivated violence.
The shooting stopped at around 10:15 later Paddock had fired what was later on found to be more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. The gunman was found dead in his room at Mandalay Bay by police with what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wound.
What was labeled the deadliest mass shooting in contemporary US history required 58 resides . Another 500 people attending the music festival on the night of this dreadful episode endured injuries of different nature.
After final a ten-month investigation into Paddock’s motivations, Clark County police officials stated they could not find any reasons why the former accountant and also normal gambler at Vegas casinos could spend weeks in saving firearms and ammunition and planning to become a mass murderer. The FBI is still trying to identify the motives behind the deadly event.
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