Yesterday, one of the most deadliest rampage killing cursed the city of Las Vegas. Las Vegas shooting if a proof that just when you think it’s getting better, it’s not. And it’s about time we start taking steps to make it better and save the world from terrorism before it’s too late.
On 1st October, more than 22,000 people gathered at Paradise, Las Vegas for the Route 91 Harvey. Around 10:00 pm PDT, during singer Jason Aldean’s performance, bullets were fired at the crowd attending the music festival from an upper floor of the Mandalay Bar hotel.
Stephen Craig Paddock, the gunman, shot himself just before the police arrived. His motive behind the attack is still unknown, but his rampage killed 60 people and left 527 injured.
What is this world coming to? Is this what we’re going to leave behind for our generations, a legacy built on the dead bodies of innocent lives shattered like pots of clay? Hate destroys hope. Las Vegas shooting is another example of that.
Hate, and the fact that guns are so easily available to such people, is what destroyed so many lives. There’s absolutely no excuse for this, and no condolences in the world can replace what the victims and their families are enduring.
Thoughts and prayers came from all over the world with #PrayForVegas trending everywhere. People put up helpline numbers for those in need. The SWAT team evacuated the area as soon as possible.
People were helping each other in crisis, trying to make sense out of things and wondering why them. Why does anyone have to be a victim of someone else’s hate?
This is not the first time gun violence has led to tragedy in the USA, or the world as a whole. If we’re don’t take violence seriously, there’s going to be more terror, more tears and more innocent lives lost. Till then, all we can do is hope for a better world.