Las Vegas Shooting
Associated Press/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Police close investigation into Las Vegas shooting

by Les Sillars
Posted 8/03/18, 01:40 pm

Law enforcement officials in Las Vegas announced Friday that they have closed their investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, but they could not explain what drove a gunman to unleash a hail of gunfire from a hotel room that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more. An extensive investigation found no evidence of a conspiracy or a second gunman. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Stephen Paddock was “an unremarkable man” who showed signs of a troubled mind leading up to the Oct. 1 shooting into a concert crowd of 22,000 people.

Read more

Associated Press/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Body cam video shows response to Vegas shooting

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/03/18, 11:08 am

Body camera footage released Wednesday shows what police saw as they entered the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Oct. 1, 2017, to confront mass shooter Stephen Paddock. Patrons kept right on gambling as officers with guns drawn crossed the casino floor and shouted, “There’s a shooter!” Then police carefully worked their way up to the 32nd floor, where Paddock had released a barrage of bullets from a broken window, killing 58 people at an outdoor concert. As they approached Paddock’s room, an officer yelled, “Breach! Breach! Breach!” before a loud bang.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

Trump directs DOJ to impose bump stock ban

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/20/18, 05:23 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has directed the U.S. Department of Justice to impose new regulations to ban bump stocks, devices used to increase the firing rate of semi-automatic weapons. Bump stocks became the subject of debate after the October massacre at a country music concert in Las Vegas, where investigators discovered the gunman used the device to rain down bullets on the audience. That attack left 58 people dead and hundreds more injured.

Read more