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In Nod to Gun Owners, GOPer Has Prize for One 'Lucky Winner'

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams is giving away a bump stock

(Newser) - Less than three weeks after Stephen Paddock used bump stocks in his massacre of 58 people in Las Vegas, a Republican running for governor in Georgia wants to give one away for free. In a statement , Georgia State Sen. Michael Williams says he'll give "a free bump stock... More »

Security Guard Reveals How Vegas Shooter Discovered Him

Jesus Campos says door closed loudly, then came 'rapid fire'

(Newser) - It was the sound of a door closing loudly behind Jesus Campos that likely alerted Stephen Paddock to the security guard’s presence on Mandalay Bay’s 32nd floor minutes before he opened fire on a Las Vegas concert crowd below. Days after canceling a series of media appearances, Campos... More »

Vegas Security Guard Lies Low, Sets Off Media Frenzy

Jesus Campos was shot in the leg by Stephen Paddock

(Newser) - He's the man everybody wants to speak with in regard to the Las Vegas shooting, but security guard Jesus Campos is apparently not interested. If Campos hoped this would deflect attention, it seems to be having the opposite effect. With headlines declaring that he has "vanished,"—... More »

Another Vegas Timeline Change: This One to 40 Seconds

Police now say security guard was shot much less than 6 minutes before attack on festival

(Newser) - A timeline released by Las Vegas police earlier this week led to concerns they didn't do enough to prevent the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and forced the owners of Mandalay Bay to release a statement openly disputing the timeline, the AP reports. Metro Police had said... More »

Zappos Offers to Pay for All 58 Vegas Funerals

Company will also donate up to $1M

(Newser) - All 58 people killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas could have their funerals paid for by Zappos. After paying a total of $20,000 to three families struggling to cover funeral costs, the Las Vegas-based online retailer offered Thursday to cover the same costs for all those killed... More »

Mandalay Bay Sued Over Response to Vegas Shooting

Hotel named in first lawsuit filed by survivor

(Newser) - "Someone call police. Someone is firing a rifle on the 32nd floor in the hallway," a Mandalay Bay maintenance employee says in a newly released recording, per Fox 5 . But though hotel staffers responded to the outbreak of the Las Vegas mass shooting, asking for the shooter's... More »

Vegas Shooting Timeline Gets Another Update

Stephen Paddock was checked in at Mandalay Bay for a week

(Newser) - "We may never know" why Stephen Paddock fired on a Las Vegas crowd, killing 58 and injuring hundreds, says Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that interviews with Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, and entire "family tree," including two ex-wives, have yet... More »

Cops Make Big Change to Timeline of Vegas Shooting

Security guard was the first one shot, sheriff says

(Newser) - The hotel security guard injured by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was shot before the mass shooter began massacring the festival crowd below the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, police said Monday, making a major change to their timeline of the shooting. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who previously said... More »

Country Singer Jason Aldean Makes 'Surreal' Return to Vegas

Country singer and his wife visit patients in hospital

(Newser) - Country singer Jason Aldean returned to Las Vegas on Sunday in an unannounced trip to visit some of those injured in last week's mass shooting. "Feels surreal being back in Vegas today," his wife, Brittany, wrote on Instagram . "Visiting some of the strongest people we have... More »

Here's What Was in Vegas Gunman's Chilling Note

Cops discuss Stephen Paddock's notes in '60 Minutes' interview

(Newser) - The note Stephen Paddock left behind in his Mandalay Bay hotel room contained chilling calculations as to how to kill as many of the concertgoers below his window as possible, CBS News reports. "I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the... More »

Vegas Gunman Went On Lots of Foreign Cruises

Investigators continue to pore over the details of Stephen Paddock's life, looking for a motive

(Newser) - It's a sign of just how many questions remain unanswered in the investigation into Stephen Paddock's motive: The FBI plans to erect billboards in Las Vegas asking people to call in tips about the gunman and his shooting spree, reports the AP . "If you know something, say... More »

Chicago Deli Co-Owner Loses Job Over Vegas Tweet

'White people shooting white people isn't terror...it's community outreach'

(Newser) - A Chicago man has been removed from the Jewish deli his family has owned for three generations after tweeting about the "relief" he felt in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the Chicago Tribune reports. "Soon as I heard it was country music, I felt relief,"... More »

So What's on That Note Left by Vegas Shooter?

Sheriff says it had numbers, wasn't a suicide note

(Newser) - Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did indeed leave a note of sorts in his hotel room, but authorities say it wasn't a suicide note or anything that provides an obvious clue about a motive for his shooting spree. Police won't reveal details about its contents, with Sheriff Joseph... More »

Netflix Decides Now Isn't Time to Roll Out Violent New Show

Cancels 'Punisher' events after Vegas shooting

(Newser) - Netflix has decided that now is not the time to roll out its adaptation of one of Marvel's most violent comics. The company says it has canceled Saturday events in Paris and New York where the first two episodes of The Punisher were to be screened, Variety reports. "... More »

Leaker of Paddock Hotel Room Pics Could Be in Trouble

Crime scene photos show guns, ammunition, Stephen Paddock's corpse

(Newser) - Las Vegas police have confirmed the legitimacy of photos circulating the internet showing guns, ammunition, and the corpse of Stephen Paddock inside a Mandalay Bay hotel room, LawNewz reports. The next step is finding—and punishing—whoever leaked the gruesome crime scene photos. The New York Times has stitched together... More »

Report: Vegas Gunman Booked Hotel Overlooking Lollapalooza

There's no indication Stephen Paddock checked into Chicago's Blackstone Hotel

(Newser) - An eerie pattern may be emerging regarding the Las Vegas gunman: After police earlier confirmed that Stephen Paddock rented a room through Airbnb at Las Vegas' Ogden hotel, which overlooked the Life Is Beautiful alternative-music festival that took place the weekend prior to the Jason Aldean concert, comes a report... More »

Vegas Victims, Families Upset Over Conspiracy Theory Videos

And YouTube, Facebook, and Google are all helping to spread them

(Newser) - Scrolling through YouTube, one might assume the Las Vegas shooting was carried out by a member of "antifa," or perhaps government agents. That's because dozens of conspiracy theory videos—including one from Alex Jones, viewed more than 1 million times—are being promoted by YouTube in the... More »

Sheriff: Paddock Had 'Secret Life,' Escape Plan

Source says he also targeted jet fuel tanks

(Newser) - Stephen Paddock planned to make a getaway after massacring scores of people at a Las Vegas outdoor concert, police say. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Wednesday night that the gunman, who killed himself as police closed in, appears to have had an escape plan, though he didn't... More »

Unarmed Security Guard Tried to Stop Vegas Gunman

'I was just doing my job,' says Jesus Campos

(Newser) - One of the most amazing stories of heroism to emerge from the Las Vegas mass shooting is that of Jesus Campos, an unarmed security guard who was the first to locate gunman Stephen Paddock. Union chief Dave Hickey says Campos arrived at the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel... More »

Lawmakers Push for Ban on Device Paddock Used

Republicans say they're willing to consider bump stock ban

(Newser) - The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history might actually result in bipartisan progress on gun control—although it involves a device many people hadn't heard of before the Las Vegas massacre. Republicans in the House and Senate say they're willing to consider banning bump stocks, a device... More »

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