Las Vegas massacre memorial panel focusing on victim stories
A panel planning a permanent memorial at the Las Vegas site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history is focusing on stories about the more than 58 people killed and thousands left wounded and emotionally scarred, as well as on lessons learned.
Mass shooters exploited gun laws, loopholes before carnage
Had he been convicted of a felony, his purchase would've been barred under federal law. A lawyer for the gun shop said it complies with federal background check laws. It was then shipped to a Dayton-area firearms dealer, in accordance with federal law. Federal law allows people as young as 18 to buy semi-automatic weapons. His gradual accumulation of guns went undetected because federal law doesn't require licensed gun dealers to alert the government about rifle purchases.
A glance at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's incendiary words
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., goes back to her office after speaking on the floor of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Afterward, Greene suggested that the shooting might have been staged. Connecting a series of scattershot points, Greene suggested a bank controlled by the Rothschild family, who are Jewish, a utility company responsible for the fire and then-Gov. Greene “liked” the comment and replied, “Most people honestly don’t know so much. 9/11 ATTACKSIn November 2018, Greene shot a video in which she talked about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, referring to a “so-called” plane that crashed into the Pentagon.
Las Vegas marks 3rd year since deadliest US mass shooting
An unidentified woman cries during a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, on the anniversary of the mass shooting three years earlier in Las Vegas. The ceremony was held for survivors and victim's families of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS – The sun rose Thursday over a somber ceremony marking the third anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, as Las Vegas remembered the excruciating night when 58 people were killed at an outdoor country music festival in 2017. “I, for one, will always be changed because he wanted to do something for the families,” Rivera said of Zanis. Las Vegas police and the FBI found that he meticulously planned the attack and said he acted alone.
Las Vegas shooting victims closer to getting $800M payouts
An $800 million settlement by casino giant MGM Resorts International could be in the hands of more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history by January 2021. The line-by-line list of victims, identified by initials only, runs for more than 170 pages of a 225-page civil complaint seeking compensation and punitive damages from MGM Resorts. A man with military-style weapons rained gunfire into a crowd at an outdoor country music festival from his room on the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay resort, which MGM Resorts owns. A separate document declares the case settled and asks Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell to set a date to field any final objections. Las Vegas police and the FBI determined the 64-year-old retired accountant and high-stakes poker player meticulously planned the attack and acted alone.
Man charged in Vegas massacre ammunition case changing plea
A man plans to change his not guilty plea in a federal case alleging he illegally manufactured bullets sold to the gunman who carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre, records and attorneys said. A hearing for Douglas Haig is scheduled for Nov. 19 in Las Vegas, according to a notice posted Tuesday. Haig's attorney, Marc Victor, and Trisha Young, spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich, declined to say what crime Haig will admit or what sentence he's expected to face. Haig said after his name became public that he didn't notice anything suspicious when he sold hundreds of rounds of ammunition to Paddock. Victor argued that as the only person to face a criminal charge following the shooting, Haig could not get a fair trial before a jury drawn from the trauma-scarred Las Vegas community.chicagotribune.com
Las Vegas massacre survivors, families reach $735 million settlement with MGM
(Reuters) - Survivors and family of 58 people who were slain in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history have reached a settlement of at least $735 million with MGM Resorts, a law firm representing the victims and MGM Resorts International said on Thursday. MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock, 64, fired over 1,100 rounds from his 32nd-floor suite into a crowd of 22,000 people at an outdoor country music festival on Oct. 1, 2017, slaying 58 and wounding 800 others before killing himself. The total settlement amount might rise to $800 million, depending on how many claimants choose to participate, according to the law firm Eglet Adams. Our goal has always been to resolve these matters so our community and the victims and their families can move forward in the healing process. This agreement with the plaintiffs counsel is a major step, and one that we hoped for a long time would be possible, Jim Murren, chairman and chief executive of MGM Resorts said in a statement.feeds.reuters.com
Las Vegas massacre victims families reach $735 million settlement with MGM Resorts: law firm
FILE PHOTO: A sign giving condolences for the victims of the Route 91 music festival mass shooting appears on the MGM Grand sign in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson(Reuters) - Family and loved ones of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history have reached a settlement of at least $735 million with MGM Resorts, a law firm representing the victims said on Thursday. MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock fatally shot 58 people and himself from the 32nd floor on Oct. 1, 2017. Representatives for MGM Resorts did not immediately respond to a request for comment.feeds.reuters.com
MGM Resorts commits up to $800M to victims of Vegas shooting
Publicly traded MGM Resorts acknowledged no liability or guilt with the agreement that attorneys said was reached Monday and made public just two days after the second anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre at a country music concert. No one wanted to upstage victim memorials with the settlement, said attorney Robert Eglet, who represents about 2,500 of the 4,400 people with claims against publicly traded MGM Resorts. MGM Resorts is insured for $751 million. A court battle pitting more than 65 legal firms against MGM Resorts could have taken a decade or more, Eglet said, while the agreement will "provide the greatest good" for those still recovering from the massacre. As legal claims piled up, MGM Resorts drew outrage by filing lawsuits last year against more than 1,900 victims in a bid to avoid liability.chicagotribune.com
Settlement for victims of Las Vegas massacre worth up to $800 million
He said the settlement which will be between $735 million and $800 million saved at least a decades worth of legal wrangling between the victims and MGM Resorts International. AdvertisementBut after the news conference was over, he said he was frustrated that a certain group would once again not be held to account in a mass shooting: gun manufacturers. Eglet, speaking near the end of the hourlong news conference at his office in Las Vegas, urged politicians to take action. Or the grocery store, for fear there may be some mass shooting there?I dont feel very free, he said. The Las Vegas shooting was the largest in modern American history.latimes.com
Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings
Santa Fe High School in Texas after a school shooting on May 18, 2018. A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: Aug. 31, 2019: Seven people were killed in West Texas in shootings in the area of Midland and Odessa. Aug. 3, 2019: A gunman opened fire at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people and injuring more than two dozen. May 18, 2018: Dimitrios Pagourtzis began shooting during an art class at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. It surpassed Columbine High School as the deadliest shooting at a high school in U.S. history.
Top 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)The world received news Saturday of a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Less than a day later, another mass shooting happened in a popular Dayton, Ohio, neighborhood. The shooting in El Paso has now become one of the top 10 deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history. The deadliest mass shooting took place on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It is the fourth deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
Did Las Vegas Officer Who 'Froze' During 2017 Massacre Deserve to Be Fired?
A Las Vegas officer who stood frozen during the 2017 massacre has been fired, according to police. Hendrex, who admitted he "froze" and was "terrified with fear" in a police report, was fired in March following an internal review, police confirmed. "It's not like Cordell hopped in his patrol car and drove away and went to a missing persons call on the other side of town," Las Vegas Police Protective Association President Steve Grammas told KTNV. Grammas added that he believes Hendrex was trying to figure out whether there was one or multiple shooters. RELATED STORIESLas Vegas Shooting Hero Wins $120,000 on 'Deal or No Deal' With Woman He Saved by His SideSurvivors of Las Vegas Shooting Were at Borderline Bar During Attack: ReportHow This Couple Found Love in the Chaos of the Las Vegas Massacre