By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Before the Vegas Golden Knights kicked off their inaugural 2017-18 season, tragedy struck the Vegas community. A gunman opened fire from a hotel room onto the Route 91 Harvest music festival.
The gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired more than 1,100 rounds, according to reports, onto the crowd from his 32nd floor on the Mandalay Bay. This deadly rampage caused 58 people to lose their life, while 851 people were injured.
This was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. On Saturday night, the Golden Knights continued to honor the victims.
The Golden Knights, who are having the best season ever for an expansion team, retired the No. 58. The banner, which is in the rafters of the T-Mobile Arena, has 58 stars, along with the names of the individuals, who lost their lives in the shooting.
This is the first number ever retired by the team. The Golden Knights need just one point against the San Jose Sharks to clinch the Pacific title.
The shooting reportedly lasted just ten minutes on the third and final day of the festival. Jason Aldean was on the stage when the shooting happened during the closing performance.
Of the fatalities, there were 36 women and 22 men. The oldest, according to reports, was a 67-year-old, while the youngest was 20-years-old.
The victims, who passed away, were from different states. According to reports, there were six from Nevada, 35 from California, 13 from other states and four from Canada.
All 58 victims, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, died as a result of a gunshot wound. 31 of the 58 were pronounced dead at the scene, while the other 27 were dead at local hospitals.
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