A tragedy took place on the Las Vegas strip when Stephen Paddock attacked people who were attending a country music festival. The gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on 22,000 people, according to a report by USA Today. The reason for the attack is unknown, according to Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Police officers stormed the room where Paddock was found dead, and there were a lot of weapons in the room. This is one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

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According to a report by the Financial Times, Donald Trump expressed his condolences to the victims and their relatives. Donald Trump stated that the shooting was terrible.

Lombardo said that police had located Marilou Danley, who was known to be in the company of with Paddock long before the mass shooting. Lombardo said that he has no accurate information regarding the number of people killed and hurt, but said that two off-duty police officers were killed. Further investigation will likely shed more light on the incident

A huge impact

According to a report by the Financial Times, this mass shooting will have a great impact in the United States where these attacks aren't uncommon. Paddock had a huge arsenal in the hotel room, and he fired hundreds of shots at the festival. A lot of people escaped while the shooting took place, and many people sought refuge in hotels, restaurants, and the airport. The legislation of Nevada allows people to own weapons and is one of the most flexible in the United States.

This is one of the bloodiest shootings in the history of America, and it will have consequences.

It's worse than Orlando

The festival had taken place over three days. It started on Friday and the tragedy took place on Sunday night. The singer, Jason Aldean, stated that he was shocked by the tragedy, and he also said that it was beyond horrific. According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, this shooting is worse than the Orlando massacre in 2016, which was made by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

New legislation?

People can carry weapons in Nevada freely, and they don't have to be registered as gun-owners. If the laws were stricter, the killer would not have been able to buy a lot of weapons. Checks only take place when people want to buy guns, but they can sell them privately. Nevada has no laws on assault weapons, and this includes automatic and semi-automatic firearms. No doubt this incident could bring about moves to make changes to the legislation.