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Las Vegas Active Shooter Kills And Wounds From 32nd Floor

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In what can only be described as a gruesome display of carnage, a gunman opened fire during the last performance of a 3-day country concert in Las Vegas, killing 50 and wounding at least 400 other people. The suspected shooter, a 64 year old male who doesn't deserve his name to be repeated, opened fire with what some folks are calling rapid, or automatic fire.

The concert, known as the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival was 3-days long, but the first shots rang out at about 10:08 pm, local time on the last day, during the last performance. It is said that the festival grounds can hold 40,000 people, and the concert was sold out.

At first, many people thought the initial rounds fired were fireworks or a part of the show. The band didn't even stop playing until the second round of firing began. At that point, mass panic ensued as the stampede of people running for their lives tried to get to safety.

Victims were left to guess what was going on, and didn't realize that the suspected shooter, now dead, was firing his weapons from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. By the time the police raided the man's hotel room, the shooter was dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted, fatal shot. Police have reportedly found a cache of other firearms in the room.

At the time of this writing, police believe that the 64-year old suspected shooter acted alone, but there are conflicting reports at this time as they were searching for a traveling companion who is a female. It is currently being advised that people stay away from the area so police can continue their investigation.

We here at Concealed Carry Inc. give our deepest condolences and sympathies to those affected by this carnage. We will continue to pray for you to receive comfort during this tragic time.

As the story continues to break, we'll do our best to keep you informed.

[UPDATE – 11:05 EST]

It has come to our attention that, according to some sources, the shooter's actions have been claimed by ISIS saying that he converted to Islam a few months ago. We know that they threatened to target Vegas a few months back. We'll continue to keep you updated as we learn new things.

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10 Responses to Las Vegas Active Shooter Kills And Wounds From 32nd Floor

  1. John Glathar October 2, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    Sadly, even if there were many armed CCW permit holders on the ground level, they would be able to do very little to stop this murderer for the 32nd floor. Maybe that’s why he chose that location for his shooting spree.

  2. Don Walker October 2, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    What weapon(s) was involved? Was it/they automatic, or did he modify a semi-automatic to fire on auto? Where did he obtain the weapon(s)?

    • Joshua October 2, 2017 at 11:39 am #

      Don,

      Unfortunately, we don’t know a lot right now. We don’t want to make any false assumptions but as news becomes available to us, we’ll be sure to pass it on to you. Thanks for the comment.

      Josh

  3. Rosalyn October 2, 2017 at 11:47 am #

    He supposedly had 8 or 10 automatic rifles and there were breaks in the gunfire while he either grabbed another rifle or switch out magazines..

  4. Leo October 2, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    So much for “Gun Control”! Full auto weapons were Supposedly banned by “The Great Gun Control Act of 1968”! YET in 1973, in Norwalk, CA, High School violence become so prevalent, that Police raided local High school Lockers. Their findings: MILITARY-ISSUED M16 SELECTIVE FIRE RIFLES, WWII “PINEAPPLE” GRENADES (LIVE, NOT PRACTICE OR DISARMED), SHOTGUNS (REGULATION AND SAWED-OFF), HAND MADE RIFLES, PISTOLS, EXPLOSIVES, ETC. All of these “Controlled” items POSSESSED BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! It’s a shame and a tragedy that incidents like this happen, BUT YOU CAN BET THAT THE GUNS WILL BE BLAMED, NOT THE CRIMINAL!
    My heart goes out to all of those affected by this tragedy, and I will pray that they all recover from their grief.
    John Glathar stated: :Sadly, even if there were many armed CCW permit holders on the ground level, they would be able to do very little to stop this murderer for the 32nd floor.” How true, However, 1 person with a .50 BMG Grizzly and a high powered telescopic sight could have made a difference! (Same thing in the Hollywood Shootout. The Police weapons were not enough, But 1 .50 Cal. . . .)

  5. anthony porta October 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

    Las Vagas, Isn’t that Harry Reed’s home state? He was always antigun, but in Nav. you do not need an issued state permit to carry, buy etc any firearms(exp full auto) You all remember Old Harry Reed don’t you? Big time Dem and BHO ass kisser.

  6. anthony porta October 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm #

    Correction: Las Vagas is in the State of Nev… Dem. Harry Reed’s Home State.

  7. Doug October 3, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    As of today, 10/3 they are saying the shooter used an AR patterned semi-auto with a “bump-fire” stock and that he passed background checks and has no affiliation with ISIS. That was just ISIS hijacking the attack for the publicity.

  8. Harry October 6, 2017 at 8:46 am #

    what’s the ATF doing about this guy.buying all these guns

    • Jacob Paulsen October 6, 2017 at 8:49 am #

      Harry I’m not sure I understand your question. Buying a lot of guns isn’t illegal so why would the ATF have done anything?

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