Massacre, carnage, bloodbath. The words are still missing to describe the attack that caused 59 deaths and more than 500 wounded this Sunday evening October 1st. A shootout perpetrated by a man, a 64-year-old retiree perched on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino, which shot at a crowd gathered below for a concert. Our special envoy went to one of the hospitals where dozens of wounded are treated.
A lot of emotion and a strong momentum of solidarity, clearly visible this Sunday evening and all day, under the windows of the main hospital in Las Vegas, where more than a hundred victims are currently cared for.
The queues lasted all day. They continued on Sunday evening. Residents responded to the authorities’ call for a blood shortage due to a large number of injured.
Many also come to place water, food offered by individuals or even casinos, as large groups also mobilize. A local airline has decided to offer the tickets to the families of the victims. To facilitate assistance to these victims, all transportation in Uber is free today in Las Vegas.
The “Strip” partly closed
Everywhere also people gather with candles to pray, to speak not of hatred, of revenge, but of love and unity, to say that Las Vegas, the city of the par excellence festivities and casinos, will remain Las Vegas.
But in the meantime, The “Strip”, this famous illuminated avenue, the one where the killing took place, is still partly closed by the police tonight.