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FBI Knew Las Vegas Gunman Had Big Gun Stashes, Records Say – NBC 5 Dallas

FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday.

However, new questions were raised after a U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed the documents revealing some of what federal agents had learned about shooter Stephen Paddock in the week after the Las Vegas attack.

The 315 pages of FBI affidavits provide just a glimpse of what investigators found during initial searches of Paddock’s car and home after police found him dead late Oct. 1 in a hotel room at the Mandalay Bay resort. Girlfriend Marilou Danley’s casino player rewards card was with him, although she was in the Philippines at the time.

The documents made public did not answer the key question: What motivated Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler,

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Country Star Jason Aldean Resumes Tour After Mass Shooting – NBC 5 Dallas

Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.

Three songs into his show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the singer launched into a five-minute speech that honored the 58 killed and nearly 500 hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But Aldean took a defiant tone in telling concertgoers to resist living in fear, and he called for more of the national unity he’s seen since the attack.

“These people are going to continue to try to hold us down,” Aldean said. “To those people that keep trying to do that, I say (expletive) you, we don’t really care.”

Fans agreed. They pumped their fists and held up American flags as Aldean continued.

Las Vegas

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New Details Released About Plano Mass Shooting – NBC 5 Dallas

New information has been released about the the mass shooting in Plano that left nine people dead, including the suspected shooter.

The shooting took place on Sept. 10 as friends gathered to watch a football game at a home on West Spring Creek Parkway.

Spencer Hight, the estranged husband of one of the victims — Meredith Hight — was seen at a bar near the home before the killings, according to search warrants obtained by NBC 5.

Two bartenders reported seeing Spencer Hight with a knife and pistol, and he was asked to put the weapons in his car. When a bartender walked him outside, he was reportedly told by Hight to turn away so he didn’t see what was in Hight’s trunk.

Shortly afterwards, police believe Spencer Hight shot and killed eight people.

He was then fatally shot by a responding officer.

According to documents, Spencer Hight was

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Community Vigil Held for Victims of Plano Mass Shooting – NBC 5 Dallas

Dozens of people gathered Wednesday in Plano to remember the eight victims of a mass shooting there earlier this month.

Families and friends of some of the victims were in tears during Wednesday’s vigil, which was organized by the city of Plano and the Junior League of Collin County.

“It’s completely heartbreaking. It has been on my mind and my heart this entire week,” said Claire Groves, a Plano mother of three.

Members of the community, along with domestic violence organizations, were invited pay respects to the victims and unite against domestic violence.

Learning More About Victims of the Plano Shooting

The victims of the Plano mass shooting were as young as 22 years old, with none older than 33. Their young lives were cut short, police say, by someone they knew well.

(Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017)

The shooting victims were at a home on West Spring Parkway when

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Community Vigil Held for Victims of Plano Mass Shooting – NBC 5 … – NBC 5 Dallas

Dozens of people gathered Wednesday in Plano to remember the eight victims of a mass shooting there earlier this month.

Families and friends of some of the victims were in tears during Wednesday’s vigil, which was organized by the city of Plano and the Junior League of Collin County.

“It’s completely heartbreaking. It has been on my mind and my heart this entire week,” said Claire Groves, a Plano mother of three.

Members of the community, along with domestic violence organizations, were invited pay respects to the victims and unite against domestic violence.

Learning More About Victims of the Plano Shooting

The victims of the Plano mass shooting were as young as 22 years old, with none older than 33. Their young lives were cut short, police say, by someone they knew well.

(Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017)

The shooting victims were at a home on West Spring Parkway when

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Mass Shootings in Texas and Nationwide – NBC 5 Dallas

NBC 5 has compiled a list of recent mass shootings in Texas and nationwide:

Texas:

  • Austin, Aug. 1, 1966 — Thirteen people killed and more than 30 wounded as a gunman opened fire from the 28th floor of the University of Texas campus tower.
  • Dallas, Jun 29, 1984 — Six people killed in a shooting at the Ianni’s Nightclub.
  • Killeen, Oct. 16, 1991 — Twenty-three people killed in a Luby’s restaurant. At the time, the mass shooting was considered the deadliest by a single shooter in American history.
  • Fort Worth, Sept. 15, 1999 — Seven people killed at a youth prayer rally at Wedgwood Baptist Church.
  • Fort Hood, Nov. 5, 2009 — Thirteen people killed and more than 30 wounded at the Central Texas Army post.
  • Fort Hood, April 2, 2014 — Three people killed and more than a dozen others wounded.
  • Waco, May 17, 2015 — Nine people killed and 20 wounded in

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Fort Worth Residents On Edge After Mass Shooting – NBC 5 Dallas

Some residents in the Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth are on edge as the search for those responsible for a Friday night mass shooting continues.

Ramsez Hall, 30, and Shemeka Rodriguez, 32, were killed and five others were wounded in the shooting on East Davis Avenue.

One witness reports hearing an estimated 80 shots fired and neighbors said at least six homes were hit with bullets.

Candles, balloons and stuffed animals marked the spot Monday where violence rocked Fort Worth.

“While we are doing the memorials let’s rally against violence,” T.J. Ragster said.

“This is a wake-up call, not only for this area, but for Tarrant County,” Shirley Johnson said.

Johnson knows the cost of violence firsthand. Her 14-year-old son was shot and killed in Fort Worth in 1996.

“Every day I woke up I was angry. I was angry at the world,” she said. “You don’t just wake

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‘Tower’ Reveals Stories of Survivors of 1966 Mass Shooting in Austin – NBC 5 Dallas

On August 1, 1966, a sniper positioned himself in the tower at The University of Texas at Austin and began indiscriminately shooting students, faculty, bystanders and police. When the sun set on that brutally hot Monday, 16 people were dead, and more than 30 people were wounded.

Keith Maitland, the director, producer and editor of Tower, a film about that day’s events, wanted to look beyond the story of the sniper and reveal the people behind the grim numbers of the nation’s first mass shooting.

Tower will premiere on PBS’s Independent Lens February 14 at 10/9 p.m. CT. The film will be available for online viewing beginning February 15.

Maitland grew up in Plano and learned about the shooting through a witness: his seventh-grade history teacher.

“She was on a balcony overlooking Guadalupe Street when she heard sounds, saw people running and hiding, and heard more sounds. Then

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