02 October 2017

A world gone mad

UPDATE: Two Canadians among those murdered...

Jordan McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, B.C., was among the dozens of people killed when a gunman opened fired on a large crowd near the end of an outdoor country music festival on the Vegas Strip.

The second Canadian who died in the attack is a woman from Alberta. Two Manitoba women are also in a Las Vegas hospital after being shot on Sunday night.

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KTRK) -- Already labeled as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, police in Las Vegas said the death toll in the massacre at a music festival on the city's Strip tourist area jumped to 58 people.

The shooting also left at least 515 people injured following the chaos.

RELATED: Who is Stephen Paddock?insert alt text here
Eric Paddock, the suspect’s brother, told CBS that his 64 year old brother, Stephen, was “not an avid gun guy at all. The fact that he had those kind of weapons is just — where the hell did he get automatic weapons?

He has no military background or anything like that. He’s a guy who lived in a house in Mesquite, drove down and gambled in Las Vegas.”


Martin said...

Truly a world gone mad and the horrendous events in Las Vegas have understandably pushed the Edmonton story to the sidelines. Still a skeptical person cannot but ask is the public getting all the facts on the Edmonton "Lone Wolf"? There was an unseemly delay in ID ing the perp, hours after the Edmonton police knew who he was. Was this so the Edmonton police PMO and other federal authorities could agree on the narrative? The time line from him running Con Chernyk over and being captured begs some explanation. Escaping on foot, how was he able to avoid the entire police force dragnet for several hours and make his way to wherever the U-haul was stored? Did he really accomplish all this acting alone? Enterprising reporters should be investigating these angles, but I do not see much evidence of that. Surely if is not a case of accepting the official version is it?
In contrast the horrific events in Vegas have shown dozens of reporters, commentators investigators examining the evidence and what history is known of the perp. There are any number of theories as to motive and so on, but I believe eventually the truth will surface. Here I am not so confident.

Bill Elder said...

Too much about this doesn't make sense - a stable retired millionaire decided to go postal? Witnesses saying there were other shooters at ground level, mysterious people warning partiers they will die if they don't leave - and of course a dead suspect who can tell no tales.

As I said a week ago political divisiveness in the US has been whipped into such a fever pitch by MSM, DNC, BLM, Antifa, BAMN and their zombie camp followers that it will only take a trigger event to set off open civil unrest.

This event was too well planned, timed and executed to be some amateur nutter.