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Drug given to Paddock calms some, provokes others, experts say

Diazepam, the anti-anxiety medicine prescribed for Las Vegas gunman less than four months before the mass shooting, has a deserved reputation as a Jekyll-and-Hyde drug, calming some and causing others to become more aggressive.

 
First Route 91 emergency responders recount triage

Before the 32nd-floor window of Mandalay Bay was obliterated, the night hadn’t been particularly eventful for Glen Simpson, an emergency medical responder. That was before 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired an automatic-style rifle into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers Sunday.

 
Las Vegas Strip shooter targeted aviation fuel tanks, source says

Las Vegas Strip mass murderer Stephen Paddock used his Mandalay Bay hotel room to spray massive aviation fuel tanks with bullets Sunday night, a knowledgeable source told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

 
To shield fiance, woman took bullet in back at Route 91 Harvest Festival

Summer Clyburn didn’t realize what was happening at the Route 91 Harvest Festival until she turned around and saw her fiance, Michael Gracia, on the ground. Gracia, an officer with the Ontario (California) Police Department, had been shot in the head. Summer shielded Michael with her own body and took a bullet in the back.

 
Las Vegas shooting victim: Carrie Parsons, Seattle

A Seattle resident is among those fatally wounded in the attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday, the Washington Post has reported.

 
Las Vegas shooting victim: Nicol Kimura, Placentia, California

Nicol Kimura and her close group of friends from Southern California had been looking forward to the Route 91 country music festival since buying their tickets nearly a year ago.

 
Authorities still not clear on who Stephen Paddock was

Stephen Paddock, the gunman who rained bullets on the Route 91 Harvest festival on Sunday night, spent decades stockpiling weapons and ammunition, and he “meticulously” planned the night he sprayed gunfire from his room at the Mandalay Bay on a crowd of concertgoers on the Strip, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Wednesday.

 
Las Vegas shooting victim: Pati Mestas, Menifee, California

Brooks and Dunn was her favorite country music act. But Jason Aldean — who was performing when Sunday’s shooting on the Las Vegas Strip began — was a close second.

 
Las Vegas shooting victim: Brett Schwanbeck, Bullhead City, Arizona

Schwanbeck, a long-haul trucker from Bullhead City, Arizona, was fatally shot Sunday in the attack on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Van Hoosen said he died from a head wound Tuesday afternoon at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

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