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Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

The gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history first wounded an unsuspecting hotel security guard in a hallway who promptly radioed for help, according to a TV interview broadcast Wednesday with the guard and a hotel building engineer whose life he is credited with saving.

Attendees reacted outside the memorial service Saturday for Rhonda LeRocque, who died Oct. 1 in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas victim from Tewksbury remembered for deep faith, love for others

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Tewksbury Memorial High School on Saturday to remember Rhonda LeRocque.

Pressure mounts for Vegas police to explain response time

Two hotel employees reported the gunman sprayed a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd at a musical performance.

Benton County Rescue Squad employee Don Myers held his hat to his heart on Tuesday as vehicles processed to the burial site of Sonny Melton, who died shielding his wife from gunfire in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Could Vegas police have taken down the gunman sooner?

The revised timeline given by investigators for the Las Vegas massacre raises questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before he could kill and wound so many people.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, a Las Vegas police officer stands by a blocked off area near the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas. On Sunday, Oct. 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival killing dozens and wounding hundreds. Paddock spent hours in casinos. and was known for betting big on video poker and staring down fellow gamblers. There is no indication, though, that any particular grievance set him off. But details that have surfaced so far about the one-time IRS agent and son of a notorious bank robber, are clues, at least, to his mindset. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Could Las Vegas police have gotten to the gunman sooner?

The revised timeline for the Las Vegas massacre raises questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly.

Flowers, candles, and other items surrounded a makeshift memorial for victims of last week’s shooting.

Las Vegas gunman shot guard before attack, not after

It’s a significant change in the timeline of events in last week’s attack.

Steve Wynn said his hotels have put security measures in place in recent years to identify dangerous guests.

Casino magnate says his hotels attempt to identify dangerous guests

Security measures include using magnetometers to detect metal and training housekeeping staff to report suspicious actions.

Some casinos along the Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights Sunday night, marking one week since Stephen Paddock’s fatal rampage.

Las Vegas Strip’s lights dim in remembrance of shooting

More than 50 properties around town took part, officials said.

The US flag is left at a makeshift memorial outside the Route 91 music festival site beside the Mandalay Hotel October 4, 2017 on the Las Vegas Strip, after a gunman killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire from the Mandalay Hotel on a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. President Donald Trump heads to Las Vegas to meet mass shooting victims and first responders, as well as investigators who are hoping the girlfriend of gunman Stephen Paddock can help lift the mystery surrounding the weekend massacre. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Lost items from Las Vegas shooting returned to some who fled

Federal agents have spent the week collecting evidence amid the thousands of items, some of them stained with blood.

Stephen Paddock (inset) is accused of gunning down dozens last week in Las Vegas.

FBI searches Las Vegas gunman’s house again

The local police chief said authorities were not looking for anything specific in their search.

‘‘Their names and their stories will forever be etched into the hearts of the American people,’’ Vice President Mike Pence said in Las Vegas of the massacre’s victims.

FBI begins removing belongings left after Las Vegas shooting

Authorities plan to return the belongings to concertgoers and relatives over the next week.

This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)

‘He was the king of microaggression’

Unlike most mass shooters, who are usually younger, Stephen Paddock was the product of decades of experience and rumination.

epa06240821 Police block the street near the scene of a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 02 October 2017. Police reports indicate that a gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, firing from an upper floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel killed more than 50 people and injured more than 500 before he reportedly killed himself as police made their way to his hotel room. EPA/PAUL BUCK

Las Vegas gunman’s vast arsenal included tracer bullets

Tracer rounds illuminate their path so a gunman can home in on targets at night. But they can also give away the shooter’s position.

FILE - In this June 10, 2016 file photo, Eric Church performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Country star Church struggled to hold back tears in a tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas and debuted a song he wrote in their honor called

Eric Church breaks down as he debuts song he wrote in tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims

The country star struggled to hold back tears and debuted a song he wrote in their honor called ‘‘Why Not Me.’’

Semi-automatic rifles in a gun shop in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Fear on both sides makes answers hard to find in gun debate

It is fear that dominates both sides of the American debate about the millions of semi-automatic weapons in the hands of our neighbors.

A bump stock device that fits on a semi-automatic rifle.

NRA calls on federal government to review ‘bump stocks’

The NRA is calling on the federal government to review a device used by the Las Vegas shooter that makes semi-automatic guns behave like automatic weapons.

In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are focused on cutting taxes instead of deficits as they look to power a $4.1 billion budget plan through the House on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Paul Ryan says Congress must look at gun device used in Las Vegas shooting

“Apparently this allows you to take a semi-automatic and turn it into a fully automatic so clearly that’s something that we need to look into,” Ryan said.

Michele Murray at home with her dog Willee.

‘Oh my God. It’s gunfire, it’s shooting.’ Mass. woman recounts escape from Vegas attack

Michele Murray said she couldn’t tell where the gunfire was coming from. And no one knew how many shooters there were.

Las Vegas resident Dashenka Giraldo lights candles at a makeshift memorial at the northern end of the Last Vegas Strip.

Clues remain few and elusive for motive of Las Vegas gunman

Those seeking to know the motive of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock have had little more to chase than hints and shadows.

People pause at a memorial for the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Shooter’s girlfriend says she didn’t know about massacre plans

‘‘It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone,’’ Marilou Danley said in a statement.

This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Marilou Danley. Danley, 62, returned to the United States from the Philippines on Tuesday night, Oct. 3, 2017, and was met at Los Angeles International Airport by FBI agents, according to a law enforcement official. Authorities are trying to determine why Stephen Paddock, Danley's boyfriend, killed dozens of people in Las Vegas Oct. 1, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend was ‘madly in love’

“He sent her away so that he can plan what he is planning without interruptions,” Marilou Danley’s sister said. “In that sense, I thank him for sparing my sister’s life.”

Police tape blocks off the home of Stephen Craig Paddock on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Mesquite, Nev. Paddock killed dozens and injured hundreds on Sunday night when he opened fire at an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. Heavily armed police searched Paddock's home Monday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Does Las Vegas shooter’s race change the words we use?

When a white American was identified as the gunman who rained bullets on multitudes at a Las Vegas concert, he was quickly characterized as a “lone wolf.”

Are white shooters called ‘lone wolves’ by default?

Had Stephen Paddock been of another ethnicity, would he have been branded a terrorist instead?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by EUGENE GARCIA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9114992d) Visitors pose for photos under the Las Vegas welcome sign near a makeshift memorial to victims of the mass shooting in in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 04 October 2017, as the city begins to return to normal. On 01 October a gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, firing from an upper floor in the Mandalay Bay hotel killed 58 people and injured more than 500 before he reportedly killed himself as police made their way to his hotel room. Las Vegas after mass shooting, USA - 04 Oct 2017

After massacre, Las Vegas gets back to beers, slots, shows

‘‘The show must go on,” one tourist said. “We’re not going to let terrorists dictate our lives.’’

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A look at the victims killed in the Las Vegas shooting

At least 58 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in US history.

Mourners reacted at a vigil for Las Vegas victims Monday.

How do we protect kids from the nightmare of violence?

We are living in a time that’s awash in disaster — natural, environmental, societal. It’s time to wake up.

A screen shot from video released Tuesday by Las Vegas police.

Las Vegas police release body camera footage from Mandalay Bay

The video shows police officers responding to the hotel, where shooter Stephen Paddock was holed up on the 32nd floor.

Jimmy Kimmel (pictured at the Oscars in February) spoke tearfully and angrily in his “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” opening monologue Monday night about the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Why do comedians talk about gun control? Because our leaders won’t

Late-night hosts are speaking truth to power, while dismissing the notion that it’s “too soon” to discuss how to prevent future massacres.

A single rose is left at the door of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with dozens of people killed and hundreds injured, some by gunfire, some during the chaotic escape. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Husband killed while protecting wife on their anniversary

‘‘He told me, ‘I love you, Laurie,’ and his arms were around me and his body just went heavy on me,’’ Jack Beaton’s wife said.

A frame grab taken from a bodycam video released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) shows officers responding to the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival near Mandalay Bay hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nev.

Vegas gunman transferred $100,000, set up cameras at hotel room

Said a top law enforcement official: “It was preplanned, extensively, and I'm pretty sure that he evaluated everything that he did in his actions, which is troublesome.”

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2013, file photo shows a

The Las Vegas shooter may have altered his guns so they’d fire faster

Stephen Paddock possessed a device that is intended to allow a person with a semiautomatic gun to fire it rapidly, as if it were an automatic.

“We need gun control RIGHT. NOW,” wrote Caleb Keeter, a guitarist for the Josh Abbott Band, in a statement posted on Twitter.

Las Vegas shooting forces country music industry to talk about gun control

Already, one member of a band who performed Sunday has changed his position on guns.

This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)

What we know about Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooting suspect

Stephen Paddock transferred $100,000 overseas before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he set up cameras to spot anyone coming for him.

Ron and Nikki Goodheart posed for a photo before the start of Sunday’s concert on the Las Vegas Strip.

‘You know what it’s like to feel hunted’: Maine couple describes fleeing Las Vegas gunfire

Nikki Goodheart was recording one of Jason Aldean’s songs when the first round of gunfire went off.

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 3: Law enforcement officials work the scene of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, October 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, allegedly opened fire from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the music festival, leaving at least 58 people dead and over 500 injured. According to reports, Paddock killed himself at the scene. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Evidence sought amid crushed plastic cups at Las Vegas shooting scene

FBI investigators walked the vast crime scene wearing protective shoe coverings as they occasionally picked up and bagged items from the field.

Because of the high-caliber, high-velocity weaponry that was used, the wounds to Las Vegas’s shooting victims Sunday were worse than what doctors normally see, a trauma specialist there said Tuesday.

At Las Vegas hospital, staff treat physical and mental wounds

The wounds were worse than what doctors normally see because of the high-caliber weaponry that was used.

FAIRFAX, VA - JULY 14: Artist Walt Boyle holds flowers in front of his art piece

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Make gun safety a state fight, too

Demand action nationally, but push hard in your own state as well.

A makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting stood on the Las Vegas Strip.

‘I can’t even describe the horror’: Kingston native escaped gunfire at Las Vegas concert

In a post on Instagram, Courtney McGarth said she crawled on the ground as she searched for safety.

Jeff Bauman was helped by Carlos Arredondo and a first responder after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

‘I know your pain,’ Jeff Bauman tells Las Vegas survivors

In a Facebook message, the Marathon bombing survivor addressed people waking up in a hospital “wondering how life will ever be the same.”

President Donald Trump accompanied by Melania Trump spoke to reporters as he boarded Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday.

‘We’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by,’ Trump says

President Trump called the Las Vegas gunman “demented” and said “we’re looking into him very seriously.”

After slaughter in his hometown, Kimmel slams ‘so-called leaders’ on gun control

Jimmy Kimmel slammed GOP congressional leaders, saying “they should be praying to God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country.”

Crime scene tape blocked off the entrance to the Mandalay Bay resort hotel on Monday.

In Las Vegas, the acts of heroism during a moment of terror stand out

There was the former soldier who treated the wounded. And the man who guided people out of harm’s way.

Police on Monday had a street near the shooting scene blocked off.

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock thoroughly prepared for massacre

Law enforcement sources say Paddock had two tripods — used by military snipers in urban spaces — in the hotel room.

Priscilla Champagne (right) is comforted by her sister Yvonne Mason after talking with the media at her home in Lowell.

Tewksbury mother killed in Las Vegas massacre

Rhonda LeRocque had been at the outdoor concert with her husband and their 7-year-old daughter when the gunman opened fire.

“In the face of unspeakable evil, our whole nation must respond with countless acts of kindness,” said House majority whip Steve Scalise.

Analysis

Don’t expect Congress to take action on mass shootings

Leaders of the Republican majority showed no inclination to do anything, aside from condemning, standing in silence, and praying.

The damaged windows on the 32nd floor room that was used by the shooter in the Mandalay Hotel and the Route 91 festival venue (front) after a gunman killed more than 58 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017. Police said the gunman, a 64-year-old local resident named as Stephen Paddock, had been killed after a SWAT team responded to reports of multiple gunfire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, a hotel-casino next to the concert venue. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Las Vegas concertgoers on friend also in attendance: ‘We don’t know if he got out or not’

Jake Velzl and his wife were standing in the tightly packed crowd when the shooting started.

This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)

Las Vegas suspect was a wealthy gambler, with no known radical inclinations

Stephen Paddock and his companion drew little attention to themselves, relatives and neighbors said.

The latest from the scene of the Las Vegas shooting

The dead suspect is believed to have checked into the Mandalay Bay as a hotel guest.

How far was the Las Vegas shooter from the concert?

A gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay rained heavy fire down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival.

The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris are switched off October 2, 2017 in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Las Vegas and Marseille. At least 50 people were killed and hundreds wounded on October 1, when a gunman opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Earlier on October 1, a man knifed two young women to death outside the main train station in Marseille, France's second-biggest city. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for both attacks via the jihadists' propaganda outlet Amaq, which said they were carried out by its

Eiffel Tower goes dark in tribute to Las Vegas, Marseille victims

The Eiffel Tower went dark Monday night to pay homage to the victims of the weekend knife attack in Marseille and the mass shooting in Las Vegas.