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Las Vegas Shooter Killed Self, Others in Front of Wife: Report

Attorney suggests Ashley Prince's ex-husband, the shooter's son, knew of crime in advance

(Newser) - Hiding under a table, having just seen a man shot and killed before her eyes, a terrified woman begged for her life. And it was spared, according to court documents laying out the scene at a Las Vegas law office, where attorney Joseph Houston stood up at the start of...

UNLV Shooter Had a Strange Obsession With Las Vegas

Former students recall Anthony Polito talking of little else during lessons

(Newser) - The former East Carolina University professor who allegedly carried out a mass shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was "obsessed" with Sin City, former students say. Anthony Polito taught in ECU's marketing department from 2001 to 2017 but it doesn't appear that he spent much...

UNLV Gunman's Victims Were All Faculty Members
UNLV Gunman Shot
Faculty Members

UNLV Gunman Shot Faculty Members

Police also identify their attacker

(Newser) - Police have identified the four people shot Wednesday on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as well as the man who shot them. Three of the faculty members died, and a fourth is hospitalized in life-threatening condition, CBS News reports. Clark County officials identified one of the...

UNLV Shooter Was a 67-Year-Old Professor: Sources

One source says man had unsuccessfully applied for a job at the school

(Newser) - The gunman in Wednesday's shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was a professor who had unsuccessfully sought a job at the school, a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation told the AP . He previously worked at East Carolina University in North Carolina, said the...

Gunman Kills 3 at UNLV, Critically Wounds Another

Las Vegas police say suspect was found dead

(Newser) - This story has been updated throughout with new developments. Three people were shot to death and another person was critically wounded Wednesday by a gunman on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, police said. The suspect, who was not identified, later was found dead, the AP reports....

Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 5 at Homeless Encampment
Cops: Killer of Homeless
in LA Has Been Caught

Cops: Killer of Homeless in LA Has Been Caught

Police in Las Vegas continue to search for gunman in shootings there

(Newser) - A Los Angeles man has been identified as the suspect in three recent killings of homeless men. Police Chief Michel Moore said Saturday that Jerrid Joseph Powell, 33, was identified as the suspect in the killings after authorities determined a firearm found in a vehicle he was driving was linked...

This Memorial Will Honor Victims of Deadliest US Shooting

Design is in place for memorial to the victims, survivors of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting

(Newser) - The permanent memorial to the victims and survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history will feature 58 candle-like beams under a plan that officials in Las Vegas approved Tuesday. With the design officially in place, Clark County commissioners will shift their focus to selecting a nonprofit that...

After Leading Response to Vegas Massacre, He's Maui's Police Chief

John Pelletier referenced the 2017 tragedy while discussing wildfire victims

(Newser) - The death toll in Maui's devastating wildfires climbed to 106 on Tuesday, Maui County officials told CNN , warning that it could end up significantly higher considering only about a third of the search area has been combed so far. And the police chief dealing with the fallout is no...

Vegas Shooter's Heirs Will Be His Victims' Families

'None of the money is going to anyone in the Paddock family,' says lawyer

(Newser) - Families of people killed in the Las Vegas Strip massacre in October 2017 will receive shares of almost all the $1.4 million estate of the man who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history and killed himself before police reached him, according to a probate case that...

FBI Docs Suggest Motive for Las Vegas Shooter

Acquaintance interviews reveal Stephen Paddock was upset over treatment by casinos

(Newser) - Documents newly released by the FBI "provide the strongest indication yet of a motive" for the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, USA Today reports. Though an FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit concluded there was "no single or clear motivating factor" that drove 64-year-old Stephen Paddock to rain...

$800M Settlement Reached for Vegas Shooting Victims

Court OKs deal on eve of 3rd anniversary

(Newser) - A court on Wednesday approved a settlement totaling $800 million from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in modern US history. The action makes final a deal settling dozens of...

Man Who Sold Ammo to Vegas Shooter Sentenced

Douglas Haig gets 13 months

(Newser) - An Arizona man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in federal prison for selling home-loaded bullets to the gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, killing 58 people in the Las Vegas Strip in Oct. 2017. Douglas Haig, 57, also was sentenced to three years of...

59th Victim of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Dies

Kim Gervais died a little more than 2 years after the nation's worst mass shooting

(Newser) - The nation's worst mass shooting has claimed another victim. The Press-Enterprise reports that Kimberly Gervais, 57—who was shot and suffered spinal injuries after the 2017 shooting in Las Vegas, losing all feeling in her legs and most of the use of her arms—died Friday in California, per...

This Is the 3rd-Largest Victims Compensation Fund in US History

MGM Resorts settles with victims of Las Vegas massacre

(Newser) - Almost exactly two years after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, MGM Resorts announced a settlement with the victims of the Las Vegas massacre. MGM owns the Mandalay Bay, where the gunman was staying when he shot people attending the Route 91 country music festival on the street...

He Froze While Vegas Shooter Wreaked Havoc. Now, His Fate

Police officer Cordell Hendrex was fired in March, per Vegas police

(Newser) - A veteran Las Vegas cop who froze in the hallway of a casino-hotel as a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history has been fired from the force, police say. Officer Cordell Hendrex was fired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on March 20, a...

FBI Shares What Inspired the Vegas Shooter

Stephen Paddock wanted infamy and mass destruction

(Newser) - A high-stakes gambler who rained down a hail of gunfire, killing 58 people from his high-rise casino suite in Las Vegas, wanted infamy and mass destruction, the FBI told the AP Tuesday, but took whatever motive might stretch beyond that to his grave. "It wasn't about MGM, Mandalay...

Unnamed Donor: Here's $62K, Destroy Vegas Shooter's Guns

Anonymous businessman wants money to be split among deceased victims' families

(Newser) - Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock left behind 50 or so firearms in the wake of the mass shooting that killed nearly five dozen people in October 2017, but what happened to those guns? If an anonymous donor—identified as a "San Francisco software executive" by the New York ...

To Get Rid of Bump Stocks, DOJ Redefines Them

They'll be reclassified as 'machine guns'

(Newser) - Bump stocks can turn a semiautomatic weapon into a firearm that shoots at nearly the speed of a machine gun, and a "machine gun" is what the devices will be considered going forward. NPR reports the Trump administration on Tuesday announced a ban on the attachments, a move facilitated...

'Deliberate Act of Compassion' a Year After Vegas Shooting

Casinos dimmed their lights amid somber tributes

(Newser) - The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history . The names of the slain were recited before a silent...

Comfort Dog Helped Family Heal After Vegas. Then, a Shooting

'He was such a blessing'

(Newser) - A Washington state family that survived the mass shooting last year at a Las Vegas concert says a neighbor shot and killed the dog they got to deal with stress and anxiety from the attack. The neighbor was cited by police for recklessly firing a gun. Lona and Joseph Johnson...

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