Crikey Worm

Oct 3, 2017

Crikey Worm: mass murder in Las Vegas, marriage equality numbers due today

Almost 60 people have been killed in a mass shooting Las Vegas, and marriage equality won't change family law in Australia. It's the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist


At least 58 people have been killed and more than 500 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, after a gunman fired repeatedly on a crowd gathered for an open-air country music festival in Las Vegas. 

The alleged shooter has been identified as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old from Nevada who had no significant prior offences. Paddock was found dead alongside at least 10 rifles in his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, and police said he had killed himself.

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