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Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting

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Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting

On the evening of Sunday, October 1, 2017, thousands of country music fans had gathered for the final night of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in a festival grounds across the street from Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

Just after 10 p.m. that night, shots started ringing out. 

A man, identified by Metro Police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire on the crowd 400 feet below.

By the time the shooting was done - 11 minutes later - 58 people would be dead and more than 500 hurt in the worst mass shooting in modern American history.