Mass shooting in Vegas...

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Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby martha » 02 Oct 2017, 07:50

There was a shooting in Vegas tonight during the RT91 Harvest country music festival. At least 2 people are dead, and at least 20 hospitalized, the news is still breaking and reports are preliminary. The videos online are horrifying.

I am so sick of attacks like this and as a music lover and fan of live gigs I really hate seeing people's ability to enjoy music with their family and friends is being threatened in this manner.

Couple of preliminary reports here:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-las ... story.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/us/l ... ubz=1&_r=0
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby Diamond Dog » 02 Oct 2017, 09:05

There has been a marked ramping up of violence in Las Vegas in the past couple of years, particularly on "The Strip". This looks terrible and, as I and others know only too well, the Las Vegas Strip is almost unpoliceable if sometime actually decides to perpetrate this kind of attack.
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Postby martha » 02 Oct 2017, 09:42

I have several friends in Vegas tonight -- thankfully all are safe. They are saying now that the police are reporting 20 dead, 100's injured. The shooter was a local Vegas man, but they have not released his name yet.
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Postby Deebank » 02 Oct 2017, 10:22

Horrible and tragic. There is no legitimate reason for any private individual to own assault weaponry.
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby Diamond Dog » 02 Oct 2017, 10:23

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41466116

So the shooter was on the 32nd floor, taking pot shots at concert goers in a remote location.

Fucking hell.
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby Deebank » 02 Oct 2017, 10:24

Diamond Dog wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41466116

So the shooter was on the 32nd floor, taking pot shots at concert goers in a remote location.

Fucking hell.


It didnl't sound like pot shots - it sounded like someone unloading magazine after magazine into the crowd.
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 02 Oct 2017, 10:27

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Diamond Dog wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41466116

So the shooter was on the 32nd floor, taking pot shots at concert goers in a remote location.

Fucking hell.


It didnl't sound like pot shots - it sounded like someone unloading magazine after magazine into the crowd.


...is what I read.

Talk of people running around for 20 minutes, in some living hell of panic.
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby Nick » 02 Oct 2017, 10:37

CNN now reporting 'more than 20 dead, more than 100 injured'.

Terrorist-style attacks in Edmonton and Marseille at the weekend too.

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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby Diamond Dog » 02 Oct 2017, 10:52

Deebank wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41466116

So the shooter was on the 32nd floor, taking pot shots at concert goers in a remote location.

Fucking hell.


It didnl't sound like pot shots - it sounded like someone unloading magazine after magazine into the crowd.


Sorry - I meant he/they was on the 32nd floor of the hotel, firing at spectators in a remote location (the actual arena is quite some distance from the hotel - the photo on the website explains).
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Postby Geezee » 02 Oct 2017, 11:05

That picture reminds me of the incredible photo from Charlottesville last month. Just terrible.

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Postby Geezee » 02 Oct 2017, 11:07

As is this one, for different reasons - I mean you'd think if you see the police doing eveyrthing they can to hide every part of their body, you'd perhaps do something other than check your phone.

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Postby Belle Lettre » 02 Oct 2017, 11:40

It's not him.
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Postby martha » 02 Oct 2017, 11:43

I guess....good?
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Postby martha » 02 Oct 2017, 11:44

I'll pull my post down. No need for disinformation on there.
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Re: Mass shooting in Vegas...

Postby martha » 02 Oct 2017, 11:45

50 dead. 200 wounded. It's just mind-bogglingly awful shit.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 02 Oct 2017, 11:46

Just dreadful.
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Postby Samoan » 02 Oct 2017, 11:47

martha wrote:So they are looking for his "roommate" Marilou Danley. I was curious so I checked out her facebook page which shows she was married or possibly previously married to Geary Danley -- that's who police have ID'd as the shooter. From her FB I can get to Geary's facebook.

He clearly must have had mental health issues, but what the press and everyone will go with is that he was a leftist and liked a bunch of anti-trump groups. Trump and his supporters will have a fucking field day with that. This is not going to lead to anything positive for us as a nation. You can be sure of that. Fuckity.

Everyone has or has had mental health issues, it's a matter of degrees.

Abhorrent actions with desperately sad results.
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 02 Oct 2017, 12:00

martha wrote:50 dead. 200 wounded. It's just mind-bogglingly awful shit.


It is.

On the psychiatric issues: yes, disorders occur in degrees, and in many forms.

Which inevitably leads to the question: can people purchase heavy assault guns without being screened thoroughly?

I really don't know any details on these matters, by the way.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 02 Oct 2017, 12:03

Las Vegas has some of the least stringent gun laws in the US.

Which, to put it mildly, means just about anyone can just about buy anything.
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 02 Oct 2017, 12:06

Diamond Dog wrote:Las Vegas has some of the least stringent gun laws in the US.

Which, to put it mildly, means just about anyone can just about buy anything.


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