Richard Vogel / AP A reporter takes a photo of Mark Domingo, 26, from Reseda, Calif., displayed at a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday, April 29, 2019. A terror plot by Domingo, an Army veteran who converted to Islam and planned to bomb a white supremacist rally in Southern California as retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks, was thwarted, federal prosecutors said Monday, April 29, 2019. By Ricardo Torres-Cortez (contact) Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 8 p.m. U.S. Department of Justice via AP This undated California DMV photo released by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Mark Domingo. The intended massacre would be similar to the one on the Las Vegas Strip. Its bloodshed would weaken America, shock its conscience, and veer its society into turmoil — retribution for the “terror they gladly spread all over the world.” At least that’s what Mark Domingo, an Army veteran who’d converted to Islam, fantasized about on social media … [Read more...] about Suspect in California bomb plot was inspired by Las Vegas mass shooting
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When Diane Hutchinson watches videos of last year's horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, her stomach tightens and she feels like throwing up. Her ears ring and she breaks out in sweat. She starts to cry uncontrollably until she can't breathe. "I would listen to videos with my eyes closed. It was hard to watch," Hutchinson, from British Columbia, Canada, told CBS News. When she finally watched with her eyes open, "a piece of my soul died." Hutchinson is among the thousands of survivors of the shooting who are struggling with an unprecedented form of trauma: She survived not only the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, but also the most widely recorded. The rampage on Oct. 1, 2017 — in which 58 people were killed and more than 800 injured — happened at an outdoor country music festival with a crowd of more than 22,000 people on the Las Vegas Strip. One year later, hundreds of videos from the shooting are easily accessible online, including police body cam footage, … [Read more...] about Las Vegas shooting: One year later, hundreds of videos traumatize some survivors
By The Associated Press | | PUBLISHED: August 3, 2018 at 10:33 am | UPDATED: August 3, 2018 at 10:35 am More than 10 months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, police say they are closing their investigation without answering the key question: What drove a gunman to unleash a hail of gunfire that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more? But authorities say after hundreds of interviews and thousands of hours of investigative work, they are confident there is no evidence of a conspiracy or a second gunman. Stephen Paddock was an “unremarkable man” who showed signs of a troubled mind leading up to the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Friday. He also was a reclusive, high-stakes gambler who spent more than $1 million in the year leading up to the shooting. “What we have been able to answer are the questions of who, what, when, where and how,” Lombardo said. “What we have not been able to … [Read more...] about Police end Las Vegas mass shooting investigation without answering this question: Why?
By Beatriz E. Valenzuela | [email protected] | San Bernardino SunPUBLISHED: October 2, 2017 at 1:01 pm | UPDATED: October 2, 2017 at 7:10 pm Shirley Miller and her friends began to look up into the Las Vegas night sky expecting to see fireworks exploding over the stage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when they heard a series of pops late Sunday night. Instead what they saw terrified them. “As we looked at the Mandalay Bay, you could see the flashing that we thought were the fireworks,” Miller, 60, of Riverside said Monday from her Las Vegas hotel room. That’s when she realized someone was firing upon the crowd of 22,000 people. “You didn’t know where it was coming from,” she said. “It was just unbelievable. No words can describe it. I’m a pretty tough old lady, but this really opened up my eyes. We ran for a mile. We just had to be strong and keep running, and I was just thinking of my husband, and kids and grandkids back … [Read more...] about Riverside woman who survived Las Vegas shooting feared she wouldn’t see family
By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: October 3, 2017 at 6:04 am | UPDATED: October 3, 2017 at 11:33 pm By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press LAS VEGAS — The victims just kept coming. In cars, in ambulances waiting four or five deep, from the walking wounded to the barely alive, they arrived in droves. “I have no idea who I operated on,” said Dr. Jay Coates, a trauma surgeon whose hospital took in many of the wounded after a gunman opened fire from his 32nd-floor hotel suite Sunday night on a country music concert below. “They were coming in so fast, we were taking care of bodies. We were just trying to keep people from dying.” It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with at least 59 killed and 527 injured, some by gunfire, some during the chaotic escape. Scores remained in critical condition Tuesday. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada was one of many hospitals that were overflowing. “Every bed was full,” Coates said. … [Read more...] about Gaping wounds, full beds: Las Vegas mass shooting overwhelms hospitals