WARNING: This episode of Sin City Stories contains descriptions of events that some people may find disturbing or triggering. Listener discretion is advised.
October 1, 2017.
It's a date that's burned into the memories of both Las Vegas residents and visitors. On that day, the Vegas Strip - a spot normally associated with fun and frivolity - became a site of terror for thousands attending a country music festival.
From his suite on one of the high floors at a nearby hotel, a gunman opened fire on the crowd and in doing so, committed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Dozens were killed, hundreds were wounded and the city of Las Vegas was shaken to the core.
But who would perpetrate such an attack...and why? What was the response of the city, the country, and the world? And how has Las Vegas healed since this horrific tragedy?
Regular listeners of this podcast know that I'd normally provide in-depth show notes for each chapter with biographies of the people involved, photos related to the incidents depicted and even videos where available.
Because of the sensitive nature of the content of this episode and that it's a relatively recent incident, I've decided to forgo those notes for this episode.
However, I have made the decision to share a page of links, which includes information on the investigation into this incident, stories of the heroes who helped save lives following this incident and video tributes to those who were lost.