Please enter your comment! Breaking overnight: Over 50 dead, 200 injured in Las Vegas after deadliest shooting in modern US history From Good Morning AmericaMore than 50 people were killed and 200 injured when a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 If I was staying there at the casino resort, Mandalay Bay, during this timeframe of the killings, and learned from the news that the killer was staying there also, and did his shootings from the window there, I would have totally freaked out. Heard a lot of fire engines and sirens this afternoon while working in the yard. What went on? A lot of them! Sounded like toward Vick Road, just guessing. October 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Reply October 3, 2017 at 2:21 am Mama Mia October 3, 2017 at 2:04 am Reply Reply October 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm Most of the very simple stone head markers were faded by time, where you could not read any of the inscriptions, but they that lie there must be at peace in that serene place that gets its share of visitors. I know where the young moms with their young babies and toddlers all go now with their strollers! Strangely, almost all little girls too. It must have been young mommy day. I thought I was at Disney or Animal Kingdom again. It was nice to see them enjoying life, viewing nature, and casting aside the politics, and horrible news on the tv and media today. A lot of photos being made and videos of their kids, many dressed up and in sunhats. October 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm Mama Mia Why??? Men who love war. Reply Please enter your name here TAGSLas VegasShooting Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleResources are Available to FEMA’s Diverse Audience Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NikiWho…..We have a president who has publicly stated before his being elected, during his campaign tours, that he loves war! It was shown on tv. Over and over again.. He said it, and he meant it. He has tried to fuel the potential war between the US and North Korea. Rex Tillerson has been trying his best to de-fuel the situation, but Trump dismisses Tillerson’s efforts as wasting his time. I would not call trying to head off a nuclear war, or a hydrogen bomb situation between countries as “wasting one’s time”. Also, there is no draft currently at this time, imposed by our government, here in the US. This may change, but right now, no person here is forced to fight for this country as a military soldier, as it is currently, unlike the past, when our young men didn’t have a choice. I am seeing our own president act in ways similar to a dictator also, and it is very concerning, as he is one that cannot be reasoned with either. Think about it, is all I am saying, whether you agree or not, Niki. I am watching Inside Edition and looking at some of the victims who were only there to have fun and enjoy the country concert. I only wish things were like they used to be, even though there are some who hate to hear that said, but it is true, things are going to hell in this world, and are not the same happier, more carefree times like they used to be. I look back, and I do think it is the Y2K thing, that people feared at the start of the year 2000. Just think about it, and how things have been evolving into a more chaotic, evil, hell- like planet. October 2, 2017 at 4:19 pm The “nonstop gunfire,” according to one witness, sent bystanders outside the resort on the Vegas strip ducking for cover and scrambling for their lives. Tourists hid in their hotel rooms and flights headed into the McCarran International Airport were held elsewhere.Bystanders sprang into action, caring for the wounded and at least one described someone dying in their arms.Police said a Las Vegas police officer who was off-duty attending the concert is among the dead.One video showed the terrifying aftermath as the injured lay on stretchers or on the ground with responders and bystanders surrounding them to give aid. Bystanders made makeshift stretchers out of police barricades, plugged wounds with their hands and used their clothing to try to stanch the bleeding from the wounded.Videos filmed by onlookers gave a window into the chaos that ensued, with some thinking that fireworks were going off. The final night of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was taking place across the street from Mandalay Bay. Jason Aldean was the night’s headliner; other performers included country stars Jake Owen, Big & Rich, Luke Combs and Dylan Scott.In the wake of the shooting, the Las Vegas Police Department said the suspected gunman, who was believed to be a local resident, was on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel. Police responded to the scene, engaged him and he is now dead. Law enforcement officials identified the suspect as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.Authorities were looking for a companion of the shooter, Marilou Danley, and authorities later said this morning, “We’re confident — but not 100 percent sure — we have located the female person of interest.”Las Vegas mass shooting: Country music stars pray for victims after gunman kills at least 20 near concertLas Vegas shooting: What we know about suspect Stephen Paddock“We were just at the concert there, and Jason Aldean was playing,” one of the concertgoers, named Mike Cronk, 48, a retired teacher, told ABC News. “Kind of sounded like some fireworks going off. I think there was the first kind of volley, and then all of the sudden second volley. My buddy’s like, ‘I just got hit, you know.’ He got hit three times. Then people started diving for the ground. And it just continued.“It was pretty much chaotic,” Cronk continued. “Lots of people got hit. … It took a while to get him out. We had to get him over the fence and hiding under the stage for a while, you know, to be safe. And, finally, we had to move him because he had three chest wounds.”Cronk said his group were finally able to track down an ambulance “and basically the one guy ended up dying in my arms because he was bleeding,” he said. “And my buddy got in there. We got three more people in the ambulance. … But I just got a message from my buddy — and he’s going to be okay.”As bursts of gunfire crackled in the air, people outside of the casino ducked and screamed, according to video filmed by witnesses.“We’re going to get trampled if we don’t go,” a bystander could be heard saying in a dramatic video of the incident. Confusion appeared to abound as those outside fled the scene with another person saying, “it’s fireworks.”Michelle Leonard, who was located in a booth near the main entrance of the arena, said the shooting just “kept going nonstop.”Leonard said “mass confusion” unfolded as people tried to flee the scene. She said the shooting seemed like it went on for more than a minute.“I had no idea of where it was coming from or where to run to,” Leonard said.She said she injured her leg as she tried to escape.Another witness, Jake Freeman, said he was standing on the rooftop of a nearby hotel when the shooting broke out.“I had a bird’s-eye view” of the shooting, Freeman said in a phone interview with ABC News. He said he saw “crowds of people running” as people “dropped to the ground.”“At the moment we didn’t realize that they were being shot,” he said.Aldean, who performed at the country concert Sunday night, wrote on Instagram, “Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night.”An official with McCarran International Airport said “an airport perimeter fence near the concert venue was breached by people fleeing the scene of the incident.”“Airport staff responded and have transported those people to the designated evacuation site,” the officials said. “The fence line is once again secured.”Flights in and out of the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas were temporarily halted due to the incident.ATF agents have responded to the scene and the FBI is assisting with the investigation. The FBI is also supporting local law enforcement efforts in Las Vegas.Mandalay Bay Resort tweeted, “Our thoughts & prayers are with the victims of last night’s tragic events. We’re grateful for the immediate actions of our first responders.”The resort said in a statement that “law enforcement requested that we put hotels in the vicinity on lockdown to ensure guest safety.”President Donald Trump tweeted, “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!”Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval tweeted, “A tragic & heinous act of violence has shaken the #Nevada family. Our prayers are w/ the victims & all affected by this act of cowardice.“Pray for Las Vegas,” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said via Twitter. “Thank you to all our first responders out there no8322) Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Las Vegas shooter supposedly was a professional gambler and accountant, and his father was a known bank robber who served prison time. I highly suspect that the shooter had robbed many banks himself, considering he lived the high life. Owned nice homes, arsenals of guns and ammo, traveled, gambled….I think he robbed banks also, and just was not caught. My opinion only. Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Before when I was there I wanted to see the very thorny Silk Floss Trees which have some of the meanest sharpest thorns up and down the trunk, in bloom, because they are very much a desired tree because of the beautiful blooms and unusual trunks. They were not in bloom then. Today they were beautifully in bloom with almost hibiscus like flowers of the most gorgeous pinkish red colors. Only thing was that several of the big ones were uprooted and blown over. What a shame. October 2, 2017 at 8:48 am Reply Mama Mia Stopped back on the way home by the Krispy Kreme drive- thru in Winter Park, and threw caution to the wind, and had the most wonderful, fresh, and still slightly warm yummy glazed donut ever….OMG, so good. We all are gonna get nuked anyway. Mama Mia Reply At the entrance was a big tree uprooted, several over the wrought iron fences that surround the gardens, a big tree that fell and damaged one of the main buildings that was closed off. Magnolias, big oaks, lots of different kinds of palms destroyed. The Rainbow Eucalyptus made it through but was in the flooded area. People were intrigued with the gardens still, I know I was. The citrus trees all had their fruit blown off and on the ground. The gardens will recover, and time will march on. October 3, 2017 at 1:50 am Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia October 2, 2017 at 3:43 pm October 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm 19 COMMENTS Mama Mia I viewed the gravesites of the Mizell family. Sheriff Mizell that was ambushed in Holopaw and killed, and who was buried right out there on his property back in 1870, in a moonlight ceremony, according to the historical marker, which stated the Apopka Lodge brethren came during the night from Apopka, and it was the first ( some kind of meeting) in Central Florida…..now I can’t remember??? Mama Mia I have been over in Orlando this morning, and when I get back to Apopka, I see that the fatality count is 58 people dead, and 500 + injured and wounded, since I posted about the shooting earlier this morning on this article, and another article on here on the Apopka Voice, before this article was posted. 300 more injured or wounded than when I left this morning, plus 8 more dead. ISIS is claiming responsibility for this mass shooting, but the authorities do not believe there is a connection to the older man, who is the shooter, allegedly. Reply Mama Mia October 2, 2017 at 5:25 pm October 3, 2017 at 8:16 pm Mama Mia Reply October 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm James1958 NikiWho Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia October 2, 2017 at 3:51 pm October 2, 2017 at 5:27 pm The mass killer used the exclusive resort hotel room as his own personal cushy gun range, except instead of bulls- eye targets, he used humans. There is no excuse for that kind of evil, but the reality is that somewhere, sometime, once again, another sicko will commit yet another copy-cat mass shooting, and there is no way to know where it will happen, when it will happen, who it will be, and how to stop it from happening again. Reply October 2, 2017 at 4:21 pm Reply Reply October 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply We walked down the camphor tree lane lined place of original driveway that led to the Leu family property estate where they lived. The camphor trees were huge, and the historical marker stated that they were planted in 1900. So that makes them 117 years old. Look what they have endured, all the lightning, storms, winds, disease, etc. It said they are bug resistant due to their aroma but they do not advise planting them due to they are considered invasive. These were protected due to their age and their importance of lining the entrance of the Leu family’s estate. Well worn, but thriving regardless….. Men who love war?? How about men who hate evil, who are forced into war to protect the innocent because you can’t reason with dictators or negotiate with terrorist. Reply It is cool to stand there on that current setting, and think back to that night, and to know that here I am standing here on this site 147 years later. Kind of makes me feel young. Such a sad time we are living in, people just don’t care who they hurt or kill as long as they get what they want. Praying for all who got hurt or killed and their families, May God have mercy on their souls. Reply October 2, 2017 at 3:36 pm When gunfire broke out on the Las Vegas strip late Sunday night, Michelle Leonard was in a booth near the main entrance of a concert that was taking place across the street from the Mandalay Bay Casino.“It sounded like a thousand shots,” Leonard, a vendor, told ABC News in a tearful phone interview on Monday. The shooting just “kept going nonstop.”Leonard said “mass confusion” unfolded as people tried to flee the venue. She said her friend stepped over several dead people as they tried to flee the “scary” scene.“I turned around and I looked and people just started running,” she said. “People were just running and falling and screaming,” she said, adding that it seemed as if the shooting lasted for than a minute.“It sounded like maybe 16 to 20 rounds,” Leonard said. “I had no idea of where it was coming from or where to run to.”Leonard was one of the throngs of people who were on the strip as gunfire erupted, killing more than 20 people and injuring more than 100. The bursts of what one witness described as “non-stop gunfire” sent people running for their lives and sparked confusion.Another witness, Vincent Sager, said he mistook the shots for “fireworks,” quickly realized that they they were gunshots when he saw “someone run by me in blood,” he said in an Instagram post.Social media video showed witnesses as they scrambled to flee the scene as shots rang out. Some people were seen crouching on the ground, stumbling over each other, as others attempted to run.Another witness said that the concert venue felt like a “kill box” because it was so hard for people to get out.As bursts of gunfire crackled in the air, people outside of the casino ducked and screamed.“We’re going to get trampled if we don’t go,” a bystander could be heard saying in a dramatic video of the incident. Some believed the shots were “fireworks.”Another witness, Jake Freeman, said he was standing on a nearby hotel rooftop when the shooting broke out.“I had a bird’s-eye view” of the shooting Freeman said in a phone interview with ABC News. He said he saw ‘crowds of people running” as people “dropped to the ground.”“At the moment we didn’t realized that they were being shot,” he said. This is what happens when people get mad at the world, for whatever reason, get frustrated, have pent up resentment, just don’t care anymore, and then lash out. God help us all…….we are living in a different era, a different time, than in the past. Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia I looked around at the historical significance of the property, the marvels of the plant world, and the next generation of kids there visiting, laughing and having fun, and I thought to myself, why all the war in the world, the killings, and the evil? I couldn’t help but think what a shame it would be if a nuclear ended it all, as we know it. October 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.