Monday, October 2, 2017

#BreakingNews Death Toll from Largest Mass Shooting in US rises to 58 with 515 Injured - Pope Francis sends Prayers....


A Mass Shooting on Las Vegas Strip has Killed at least 58 people, and wounded 515 people. Police say officers killed the gunman on 32nd floor of hotel across from outdoor concert.  Police ID the person as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock; who has no history. Shooting erupted on last night at the Route 91 Harvest festival. This total makes it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. The "nonstop gunfire," according to one witness, sent more than 22,000 country music fans running for their lives. There was a combination of rifles and handguns at the scene, and one of the sources said there were 19 weapons in the room. They plugged wounds with their bare hands and used their clothing to try to stop each other's bleeding. At least one man described a stranger who died in his arms. The outdoor area is known as Las Vegas Village, across the strip from the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor hotels.  It's believed Paddock checked in as a hotel guest. Las Vegas police said 406 people were taken to local hospitals after the shooting. The death toll surpassed the 49 from the Orlando nightclub shooting that also left dozens wounded in June 2016, when the 29-year-old gunman was shot and killed by police. Las Vegas's casinos, nightclubs and shopping venues draw some 3.5 million visitors from around the world each year. The area was packed with visitors when the shooting broke out shortly after 10 p.m. local time.
If you are in or near Las Vegas - please consider donating blood as there are over 400 in need. Please Pray for the victims and families...
 Below please find the full text of the OFFICIAL telegram sent on behalf of Pope Francis: 
 Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas, Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy. He commends the efforts of the police and emergency service personnel, and offers the promise of his prayers for the injured and for all who have died, entrusting them to the merciful love of Almighty God. Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State
The Most Reverend Joseph Anthony Pepe, Bishop of Las Vegas, Roman Catholic Church: “Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas. Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy. He commends the efforts of the police and emergency service personnel, and offers the promise of his prayers for the injured and for all who have died, entrusting them to the merciful love of Almighty God.”
President Donald Trump: “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” Below please find the full text of the telegram sent on behalf of Pope Francis: The Most Reverend Joseph Anthony Pepe Bishop of Las Vegas Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas, Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy. He commends the efforts of the police and emergency service personnel, and offers the promise of his prayers for the injured and for all who have died, entrusting them to the merciful love of Almighty God. Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State

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