Slain Vegas shooting victims' kin to split shooter's estate
Families of people killed in the Las Vegas Strip massacre in October 2017 will receive almost all of the $1.4 million estate of the man who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and killed himself before police reached him.
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.
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.
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