LAS VEGAS, NEVADA–Two memorials in honor of the 58 mass shooting fatalities have been erected in two places in this gambling and entertainment capital.
The first memorial is located near the iconic entrance of Las Vegas. It consists of 58 white crosses each of which bears the names of the victims, and on which visitors can post their messages of sympathy.
The second memorial is near the site of the carnage which has been described as the worst armed murders in modern United States history. It is made up of 58 trees, each of which represents those who died in
It will be recalled that the mass shooting occurred last Sunday night when the lone gunman opened fire from his room at the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at an estimated 22,000 people attending an open-air country music festival across the street from the hotel.
The man killed himself in his hotel room. The mass shooting injured more than 500 people.
Experts here said the man, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64. a retired accountant, had no history of mental illness but had issues with people.
But the police here are still piecing together the motive behind the mass shooting–“an act of pure evil,” according to President Donald Trump.
More information and details about Paddock will surface when authorities complete their interrogation of Paddock’s Filipina girlfriend.
Paddock had sent Marilou to her home country weeks before he committed the crime, “to spare her life,” according to reports, He had met the Filipina who was working as a hostess at a casino for high rollers in
Marilou Danley, a native of Manila, who holds an Australian passport, arrived aboard a Philippine Airlines from the Philippines last Tuesday (US time.)
Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and his entourage always stay at the lavish Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino whenever he visits Las Vegas.
Pacquiao, now Philippine senator, made his first US professional fight at the MGM Grand, near Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in a knockout victory over Lehlo Ledwaba to win the IBF junior featherweight
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