In The News: Department of Psychology
“You never think it’ll happen to you. You see these horrific events on TV and try to imagine how you would react, or how you would survive, or IF you would survive,” wrote Brianna Hicks, a 22-year-old local who was at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Oct. 1 when bullets tore into the crowd.
Confusion, fear and grief gripped UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center in the hours following the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Paddock, described as a retiree who loved to gamble and lived with his girlfriend, 62-year-old Marilou Danley, killed 59 and left 527 others injured. It wasn't clear whether Paddock fired any of the illuminated bullets during the massacre. The transaction was made and 600 rounds of tracer bullets were sold to Paddock.
A chain of solidarity was formed to help people affected by the massacre.
A small healing park was opened in northern Las Vegas, as part of citizen efforts to heal the wounds left in the city by the fatal shooting last Sunday.
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock killed Sunday 58 people and injured nearly 500 others. But he has also traumatized a whole city, which now seeks to relieve his anguish.
The creators of a remembrance garden in north Las Vegas have invited people to leave messages and reflect as the city tries to process its grief.
One of its creators, landscape architect Mark Hamalmann, said it is a "remembrance garden," featuring 58 trees planted along a small paved walkway. In the middle, there is a large oak tree representing the "tree of life," while American flags adorn a wooden fence.
Apart from the twinkling lights of hotels and casinos , a small healing park was opened in the north of Las Vegas , as part of citizen efforts to heal the wounds left in the city by the fatal shooting last Sunday.
After escaping Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Royce Christensen worked at the Las Vegas music festival.
Jill Roberts heard the screaming and crying in the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center emergency room Sunday night as the families and friends of those killed in the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting found out their loved ones didn’t survive the attack.
When she was under fire, dodging bullets at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Sunday, Megan Greene felt an odd sense of purpose. "If you're still breathing, you're fine," she told a panicky woman trying to escape with her mother, who uses a wheelchair.