Crimes That Made Headlines In 2017

Las Vegas Shooting

Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, brought an arsenal of weapons into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas before <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>opening fire</a> on a crowd at a country music festival on Oct. 1.<br><br>According to Las Vegas police, Paddock began shooting at about 10 p.m., as an estimated 22,000 people attended the festival, which was headlined by country music star Jason Aldean. Mandalay Bay Resort is adjacent to the concert venue.<br><br>Paddock was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound when police breached his room on the 32nd floor. His motives remain unclear.<br><br>The <a href=”” target=”_blank”>58 deaths and nearly 600 injuries</a> make the attack the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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