The pain of Las Vegas massacre is so fresh. For people who have lost their near and dear ones in the mass murder of innocent people, this is a pain that will remain with them for their entire life.
59 people lost their lives and more than 500 people were injured. More than 100 people are still in different hospitals across Las Vegas, many of them are still in shock coming to terms with their injuries and their long stay at hospital.
Stephen Paddock, the 64-year old Las Vegas killer opened fire on a group of more than 22,000 concert-goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Police officials claim that Paddock reportedly set cameras up in the hotel room from which he shot. A US official said on Tuesday that Paddock had reported at least a dozen gambling transactions of $10,000 or more in the past several weeks. Official said that the killer had transferred $100,000 to the Philippines and investigators are attempting to trace that money.
Meanwhile more and more stories of Las Vegas survivors are coming out. Michael Caster was seriously wounded in the mass shooting on Sunday. He says he owes his life to his girlfriend, who made sure he was carried to a stranger’s car and taken quickly to a hospital. “I was on the ground and I couldn’t move…I had no feeling from the torso down.”
His girlfriend, Tawny Temple, found a table to use as a gurney and others helped her carry him to a stranger’s car. “People were telling me, ‘Just leave, they’ll come back for the survivors.’ And I was like, ‘I’m not leaving him…By the time we got out to the hospital my lungs were already full.”