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How Vegas is not quite Vegas after bloodiest shooting in modern US history

A hush had descended over the Mandalay hotel lobby that, in normal times, bustles with excitement at nearly every hour of the day or night

Reuters  |  Las Vegas 

The slot machines were still ringing and the drinks still flowing but the party didn’t feel quite the same along the world-famous Las Vegas Strip on Monday evening, 24 hours after a gunman staged the bloodiest shooting in modern US history. The somber mood was especially pronounced at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where police say a retiree with an arsenal of assault rifles rained hundreds of bullets into a crowd of concert-goers below his room, killing at least 59 and injuring more than 500. A hush had descended over the Mandalay hotel lobby that, in normal times, ...

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First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 08:27 IST
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