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Mass shooting survivor helps persuade Senate panel to ban bump stocks

RICHMOND – A survivor of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas helped persuade a Virginia Senate committee Monday to approve a bill outlawing bump stocks, a device that allows a rifle to mimic an automatic weapon.

After hearing from Henrico County resident Cortney Carroll, who was at the country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 58 people were killed and 546 injured, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 11-4 for SB 1. It would prohibit Virginians from making, selling or possessing “any device used to increase the rate of fire of any semi-automatic firearm beyond the capability of an unaided person to operate the trigger mechanism of that firearm.”

Carroll, 40, recalled being at the Route 91 Harvest music festival when Stephen Paddock opened fire on 22,000 concertgoers. “The only way I could describe it is, it sounded like a machine gun,” she said. That’s because Paddock,

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Mass shooting survivor helps persuade Senate panel to ban bump …

RICHMOND – A survivor of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas helped persuade a Virginia Senate committee Monday to approve a bill outlawing bump stocks, a device that allows a rifle to mimic an automatic weapon.

After hearing from Henrico County resident Cortney Carroll, who was at the country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 58 people were killed and 546 injured, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 11-4 for SB 1. It would prohibit Virginians from making, selling or possessing “any device used to increase the rate of fire of any semi-automatic firearm beyond the capability of an unaided person to operate the trigger mechanism of that firearm.”

Carroll, 40, recalled being at the Route 91 Harvest music festival when Stephen Paddock opened fire on 22,000 concertgoers. “The only way I could describe it is, it sounded like a machine gun,” she said. That’s because Paddock,

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2018/01/15/mass-shooting-survivor-helps-persuade-senate-panel-to-ban-bump-stocks/

firstcoastnews.com | Fort Hood mass shooting survivor sees drastic …

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In November, 8 years after the attack, First Coast News interviewed a survivor of the Fort Hood mass shooting. Army Veteran Patrick Zeigler lost part of his brain on November 5th, 2009 when he was shot point blank multiple times at the military post.

In November, Zeigler tried out a Hyperbaric Chamber for the first time to treat a number of issues, like PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. After completing the 40 treatments he says he feels the difference mentally and physically.

Neither the V.A. nor insurance would cover the cost of the Hyperbaric Chamber. That’s where the nonprofit ‘The 22 Project’ stepped in to help, footing the bill and taking high definition before and after scans to compare progress.

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Fort Hood mass shooting survivor sees drastic changes after Hyperbaric Chamber

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In November, 8 years after the attack, First Coast News interviewed a survivor of the Fort Hood mass shooting. Army Veteran Patrick Ziegler lost part of his brain on November 5th, 2009 when he was shot point blank multiple times at the military post.

In November, Zeigler tried out a Hyperbaric Chamber for the first time to treat a number of issues, like PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. After completing the 40 treatments he says he feels the difference mentally and physically.

Neither the V.A. nor insurance would cover the cost of the Hyperbaric Chamber. That’s where the nonprofit ‘The 22 Project’ stepped in to help, footing the bill and taking high definition before and after scans to compare progress.

PREVIOUS STORY | Ft. Hood mass shooting survivor: they thought he was dead but he beat the odds

The of the lab and founder of ‘The

Read more at: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/fort-hood-mass-shooting-survivor-sees-drastic-changes-after-hyperbaric-chamber/77-506629334

Another Las Vegas massacre survivor dies weeks later — this time …

Roy McClellan had been gone for days. Calls to his phone had gone to voice mail, his wife wrote in a Thursday Facebook post asking people to let her know if anyone had seen her husband.

Denise McClellan learned on the same day that Roy was killed in a hit-and-run crash days earlier, on Nov. 17, seven weeks after he survived the Oct. 1 Las Vegas massacre.

Roy McClellan was in Pahrump in southern Nevada, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas, the day he was killed. He had a fight with a friend and took off about 2 a.m. and was not heard from since, Denise McClellan wrote on Facebook.

The crash occurred at Homestead Road and Highway 160 in Pahrump, NBC affiliate KSNV reported. A spokesman for the Nevada Highway Patrol did not immediately respond to a call and email from The

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Vegas mass-shooting survivor killed in hit-and-run – WSAZ

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A man who survived the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and injured hundreds in Las Vegas has been killed in a hit-and-run in southern Nevada.

Roy McClellan of Las Vegas was killed Nov. 17 while hitchhiking on State Route 160 in Pahrump, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Las Vegas.

His widow, Denise McClellan, told KSNV-TV she can’t understand why her 52-year-old husband survived the shooting, only to die in a hit-and-run. She says the mass shooting “was messing with his head” and that he was undergoing therapy.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says it is seeking the driver of a Chevrolet Camaro with front-end damage.

Stephen Paddock unleashed gunfire at an outdoor music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino before killing himself.

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Mass shooting survivor saw ‘heroism, kindness, selflessness and courage’

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UNLV student and shooting survivor Karessa Royce speaks during a remembrance ceremony at UNLV Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The event was held to honor those from the UNLV family who lost their lives or were injured during the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

UNLV Remembrance Ceremony

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One month after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, scars remain deep in Las Vegas community members affected by the tragedy.

A trio of shooting survivors spoke about their experience at a remembrance event at the UNLV Alumni Amphitheater on Thursday.

“I called the events that happened at Route 91 a ‘life change.’ Not the ‘shooting,’ not the ‘massacre,’ not the ‘tragedy,’ but a ‘life change,’ because that is what is was,” said

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Mass shooting survivor saw ‘heroism, kindness, selflessness and …

Steve Marcus

UNLV student and shooting survivor Karessa Royce speaks during a remembrance ceremony at UNLV Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The event was held to honor those from the UNLV family who lost their lives or were injured during the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

UNLV Remembrance Ceremony

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One month after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, scars remain deep in Las Vegas community members affected by the tragedy.

A trio of shooting survivors spoke about their experience at a remembrance event at the UNLV Alumni Amphitheater on Thursday.

“I called the events that happened at Route 91 a ‘life change.’ Not the ‘shooting,’ not the ‘massacre,’ not the ‘tragedy,’ but a ‘life change,’ because that is what is was,” said

Read more at: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/nov/03/mass-shooting-survivors-speak-at-unlv-event/

Survivor of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Dies Suddenly – Snopes.com

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

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Survivor of Las Vegas mass shooting loses home in CA wildfires: “Helpless feeling”

SANTA ROSA, California — As a former firefighter and paramedic, Michella Flores has seen her fair share of emergency situations. But over the past couple of weeks she became a victim herself, and began to see things from a different perspective. She hasn’t really slept in days.

Flores, who works as a flight attendant, was in Las Vegas on October 1, watching Jason Aldean perform at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when a gunman, perched in a suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, opened fire on the crowd, killing 58 and wounding hundreds.

Days later, after returning home to Santa Rosa, California, she and her parents were forced to flee their home and escape the wildfires that have devastated Northern California. The rental house is gone, along with all her parents’ belongings, Flores told CNN.

“It’s just a very helpless feeling,” she said of the past

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