Survivor of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Dies Suddenly

Among the thousands of people who were fortunate enough to safely flee the scene of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on 1 October 2017, as a gunman poured bullets into the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, was 28-year-old Kymberley Suchomel of Apple Valley, California.

Unfortunately, Ms. Suchomel’s respite was short-lived, as she passed away suddenly a week after that tragic event, from causes as yet unknown but quite possibly related to her existing medical conditions (compounded by the stress of her terrifying experience):

Suchomel, 28, who was not injured during [the] shooting, died early [October 9] at her Apple Valley home, according to her grandmother, Julie Norton, the co-founder of the High Desert Phoenix Foundation.

Norton found Suchomel just after 8:30 a.m. when she arrived to care for her 3-year-old great-granddaughter, Scarlett. She believes Suchomel may have died in her sleep

Read more at: http://www.snopes.com/2017/10/14/survivor-las-vegas-mass-shooting-dies-suddenly/

Las Vegas First Responders Deal With Emotional Aftermath of Mass Shooting

The sickening thuds of bodies hitting the concrete, the sound of bullets whistling by, the blood — these are the memories from the Las Vegas mass shooting that Glen Simpson fears will be forever with him.

Simpson, an advanced emergency medical technician for Community Ambulance, was one of the 16 EMTs working alongside off-duty firefighters at the Oct. 1 country music festival when the shooting began.

For Simpson and many of the other first responders who rushed to the horrific scene, the nightmare is far from over.

“When I close my eyes, I’m paranoid,” Simpson told NBC News shortly after the Oct. 1 shooting. “It’s been difficult to sleep at night. And on top of processing what my team’s been going through, I have to process that one of my friends that I’d been texting the entire weekend was among the dead.”

Read more at: https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/las-vegas-shooting/las-vegas-first-responders-deal-emotional-aftermath-mass-shooting-n807656

Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database | The Seattle …

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Twin Cities researchers are building a database of mass shooters with the goal of better understanding why mass shootings happen and identifying ways to prevent them.

Jillian Peterson, a Hamline University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and James Densley, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, are working on the project, Minnesota Public Radio reported .

The researchers are focusing on shootings that occurred in a public place and had four or more victims. The shootings are also not family or gang-related. They code shootings based on 50 different variables.

Peterson said they research shooters’ past trauma, their family, mental illness, relationships with other people and social media profiles.

While researchers are still in the process of compiling the database, Peterson said

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/minnesota-researchers-create-mass-shooting-database/

Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Twin Cities researchers are building a database of mass shooters with the goal of better understanding why mass shootings happen and identifying ways to prevent them.

Jillian Peterson, a Hamline University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and James Densley, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, are working on the project, Minnesota Public Radio reported .

The researchers are focusing on shootings that occurred in a public place and had four or more victims. The shootings are also not family or gang-related. They code shootings based on 50 different variables.

Peterson said they research shooters’ past trauma, their family, mental illness, relationships with other people and social media profiles.

While researchers are still in the process of compiling the database, Peterson said

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/minnesota-researchers-create-mass-shooting-database/

Analysis of 141 hours of cable news reveals how mass killers are really portrayed

Less than 12 hours after the news of the Las Vegas shooting broke, the sheriff in charge of investigating it described the gunman as a “lone wolf.”

In short order, that terminology was denounced as a proxy for white privilege.

Shaun King writing for The Intercept, said that the language perpetuates a double standard: when the mass murderer is identified as white, he is seen as an individual (and called a lone wolf); when the killer is black or Muslim, the entire race or religion bears the blame. The sentiment echoed across social media as well.

Are there ingrained racial biases that surface when TV news outlets report these tragedies? Is this double standard persistent, or merely

Read more at: https://qz.com/1099083/analysis-of-141-hours-of-cable-news-reveals-how-mass-killers-are-really-portrayed/

Woman Who Survived Las Vegas Mass Shooting Loses Santa Rosa …

After attending the Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas and surviving the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a woman returned to California only to have her Santa Rosa home destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire one week later.

“Last Sunday, I was running from bullets,” 51-year-old Michella Flores told Bay Area television station KTVU. “This Sunday, I was running from fire.

Flores, a flight attendant who has also worked as a firefighter and a paramedic, said she was driving home to Santa Rosa when she saw glow of the fire on a hillside. She had been sharing the rental house with her parents while preparing to move to another part of the city.

She told KTVU she had her parents pack to-go bags just in case, and was able to give her dog Baylee a walk before she turned on a dispatch service she used to use as a

Read more at: http://ktla.com/2017/10/13/woman-survives-las-vegas-shooting-loses-home-in-wildfire-the-next-week/