On Sunday, October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock shot and killed over 50 and injured over 500 people which makes the Las Vegas massacre the deadliest Shooting in recent U.S. history. The Las Vegas death and injury toll is higher than those of the Pulse nightclub, Virginia Tech, or Sandy Hook Shootings. Hundreds of people were at the music festival when Stephen Paddock open fired on the unsuspecting crowd from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Las Vegas worse shooting in recent U.S. History

A CNN report states, "The death toll has risen to 58 and 515 injured" marking the Las Vegas massacre as one of the worse shootings in American history.

The second worse shooting in the United States is the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting in which a gunman killed over 40 people, and close behind it are the Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech shootings. The Orlando, Pulse nightclub shooting happened on June 12, 2016, a security guard entered the nightclub and shot over 100 people resulting in close to 50 deaths and over 50 injuries. On April 16, 2007, a gunman open fired on Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University students and faculty, killing over 30 people and injuring over 15 people. The United States was devastated on December 14, 2012, when a man entered Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newton, Connecticut and shot and killed over 26 people including 20 children. Unfortunately, the death toll and injury list of those who attended the concert will likely rise as more victims are discovered and updates come in from the media.

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What happened at the music festival?

On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered at the Las Vegas music festival, and while Jason Aldean was singing, Stephen Paddock fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel into the crowd of those attending the music festival. Screams and gunshots can be heard in this Insane Footage From Mandalay Bay [video] (graphic images, viewer discretion advised) as hundreds of people duck for cover, then try to escape when Stephen Paddock's gunfire pauses. After the gunman stopped firing shots, the nonwounded loaded Las Vegas concert victims [video] onto gurneys and in their vehicles to transport them to nearby hospitals. According to a CNN report, "Stephen Paddock was a 64-year old male living in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada and was unknown to the police." Later, police found the gunman dead in the hotel room with several more guns.