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A timeline of the Las Vegas shooting

Suspected shooter in Las Vegas has name Democratic U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords of Arizona’s grocery store shooting in 2011 ignited an extraordinary outpouring of support across the U.S. and around the world. Like a patient put on life support, she began to recover, and this Saturday, she is expected to attend a funeral for a young man she once met — and who survived. The suspect in Sunday night’s shooting,

identified as Stephen Paddock, 66, is also a former customer at the club. Following the carnage, there were expressions of grief from around the world, and a unanimous sense in the U.S. of the need to collectively stem gun violence. The annual Route 91 Harvest festival was hosting country music stars, including Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean, when the shooting began. Here’s how the tragedy in Las

Vegas played out: 1:45 a.m. PT / 8:45 p.m. ET The shooting inside the festival’s venue began and soon, shots were fired outside. Medics said the first responders felt the bullets striking them and carried people away from the chaos in blankets. Almost immediately, mass-casualty response teams, including hospitals, raced to the scene and treated casualties. Multiple people were being tended to in the corridor next to

the venue. A 19-year-old college student posted on Twitter from inside the venue during the shooting. 2:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET NBC reported that shooter Stephen Paddock shot a security guard near the venue. On Friday, Dr. Brenda Davidson, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Utah, tweeted a photo of the officers responding to the outdoor festival. Davidson also tweeted that she had been at the

same concert four years ago when the other mass shooting occurred, leaving 58 people dead. 4:02 a.m. PT / 8:02 a.m. ET Authorities said Paddock fired a total of 10,000 rounds onto the crowd. “Based on what we’ve seen, and it’s a terrible thing when people can’t live, but based on what we’ve seen … his intent was to take as many lives as he could,” a Sheriff’s Department official said. Authorities said they found

3,000 firearms, including bump stocks that could turn guns into semi-automatic weapons. There were also 1,600 rounds of ammunition. There was also a video camera that was turned on near Paddock’s hotel room. 4:33 a.m. PT / 8:33 a.m. ET Paramedics working at the scene said casualties kept increasing. Gunshots, and a subject covered in blood, were heard over loudspeakers, which confused the paramedics, as to what had

happened inside the venue. Meanwhile, in a makeshift triage area on the side of the road, guns and body parts lay nearby. 5:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. ET On Friday, CNN, citing unnamed federal officials, reported that Paddock was the shooter. Police later confirmed the gunman’s name at a press conference. “There was a shooting that occurred near Mandalay Bay hotel and casinos. We can confirm that, that was the

perpetrator,” Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. The CNN report added that Paddock had been avoiding scrutiny and might have been looking for a way to retaliate against the presidency of Donald Trump. 5:32 a.m. PT / 9:32 a.m. ET A local resident said he heard thousands of gunshots. “Shots are ringing off the strip… Las Vegas and Vegas Blvd. doesn’t stop,” John Locher wrote on Twitter. One Facebook Live

video shown during an interview with CNN reported that there were thousands of rounds being fired into the venue, and a number of people taking cover as a security guard was shot. 6:12 a.m. PT / 10:12 a.m. ET A police official confirmed Paddock’s death. 7:07 a.m. PT / 11:07 a.m. ET Municipal Light District security guard Jesus Campos was shot after he was transported by ambulance, Lombardo said. Authorities had

initially suggested Campos may have been a victim. Lombardo said at a news conference that Campos was helping to direct traffic on the road. As Campos passed Paddock’s hotel room, he was shot and believed to have come in contact with Paddock. Police said he was out of danger, but was transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. Lombardo also said that at 11:

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