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Las Vegas shooting: Patients went to wrong hospital as misinformation spread


Medical staff at the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas talk about treating the hundreds of patients injured in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com

LAS VEGAS — They found the couple sprawled across the warm asphalt outside the Route 91 Harvest festival. Blood seeped from bullet wounds, his near an elbow, hers on the head. Panicked concertgoers streamed past them. 

David Hendrickson, an EMT who attended the Oct. 1 concert, stopped and knelt beside the couple. The woman was growing woozy. Blood soaked

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Conspiracy Theories Spring Up, Spread in the Wake of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

A week after a mass shooting turned an outdoor country music festival into the site of a massacre, Las Vegas was a city mourning, and its iconic Strip a crime scene. Before many of the dead were even identified, a now all-too-familiar network of conspiracy peddlers had pounced.

Police say Stephen Paddock, 64, used the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as a vantage point from which he rained automatic gunfire down on the Route 91 Harvest Festival crowd of 22,000 below. In what would be the worst mass shooting in modern United States history on 1 October 2017, 58 people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured. Hauntingly, when we visited the Strip the following weekend, bouquets still lay around the festival grounds, marking the spots where people had collapsed while trying to flee. 


Read more at: http://www.snopes.com/2017/10/12/conspiracy-theories-las-vegas-mass-shooting/