On Sunday, October 1st, 2017 Stephen Paddock took aim at the crowd of the Route 91 Country Music Festival when headliner Jason Aldean was on stage just after 10:00 pm. Shots rang out and the crowd immediately dropped to protect themselves. Reports state that the shooting went on for around 10 to 15 minutes. YouTube videos are now surfacing from those that were at the event and several are well over 7 or 8 minutes long. Here is the video footage that was uploaded to Snapchat by those that were attending the event:
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims and their surviving family members. This is a horrific event and something that will forever change the world we live in. Snapchat’s Map allowed the world to see, first hand, how those at the event reacted and survived such a tragic night. Once again, our hearts and thoughts go out to all those that were killed in this terrible event. Also, to those that survived the event and will be changed forever, know that you live and thrive in the greatest country in the World and that is not going to change.