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The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at the time of the attack: “On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opens fire on a crowd attending the final night of a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800. The shooting only lasted 10 minutes


6/11/1955: A racing car in Le Mans, France, goes out of control and crashes into stands filled with spectators, killing 82 people.

HxC


6/4/1989: Tiananmen Square Massacre

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5/24/1964: More than 300 fans were killed and another 500 people were injured in the violent melee that followed a football match at National Stadium in Lima, Peru.


1 year ago today: Las Vegas


6/11/1955: a racing car in Le Mans, France, goes out of control and crashes into stands filled with spectators, killing 82

History Channel

 


4/13/1919: In Amritsar, India’s holy city of the Sikh religion, British and Gurkha troops massacre at least 379 unarmed demonstrators

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The Las Vegas Massacre

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Las Vegas Gunman Took Elaborate Steps to Hide His Tracks

 


Las Vegas: Dodging bullets, first responders respond to a crisis

NY Times

“……At the medical tent, people lay everywhere. He saw his medical technicians applying pressure to chest and leg wounds, using tourniquets to try to stop the bleeding.

“I saw my personnel checking for pulses, realizing the person did not have a pulse, and we literally had to push the body out of the tent and make room for another patient,” he said.

People Mr. Simpson assumed were family members or friends begged the medical workers to perform CPR. But they were following principles of disaster triage, which, in the most extreme circumstances, call for bypassing those whose hearts have already stopped. So in some cases, family members began CPR themselves…..”


Las Vegas: At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 wounded; suspect dead.

CNN


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