They came from near. And they came from afar—as far as Alaska. For thousands of country music fans at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the outskirts of Las Vegas, the three-day open-sky jamboree was coming to one glorious, rambunctious end, with megastar Jason Aldean’s eagerly awaited closing performance. But suddenly, and without warning, the groovy and warm Sunday evening turned into a night of unmitigated horror. The shooting started a few minutes after 10; it went on for at least 10 UNInterrupted minutes. Bullets rained in bursts upon hundreds of people, spreading confusion, disbelief and panic.
The murderous hail left over 50 dead, more than 500 injured, and a nation’s heart shredded into pieces.
The gunman, Stephen Paddock
Sara Hass, a survivor, later relived the moment on NBC News. “Everybody starts running, everyone’s on the ground,...