October 2, 2017

AND HOW DID THEY DO THAT? “Authorities ruled out terrorism, NPR reported.”

UPDATE: Here’s the guy. They’re also seeking a woman “companion.”

ANOTHER UPDATE: She’s been arrested. Plus, on the shooter: “Paddock was known to local law enforcement and had a criminal past, investigators said, but no additional details were available.”

Somebody was already blaming Bernie Sanders in a now-deleted tweet, but we don’t really know anything yet so don’t get ahead of the story. The only thing we know for sure is that a bunch of people were killed and shouldn’t have been. And judging from reports on Twitter, a lot of bystanders, many ex-military, responded heroically. Just remember that, as in the aftermath of most such events, an awful lot of what you’re hearing is wrong.

On a personal note, I sure am tired of these stories. The 9/11 attacks took place when InstaPundit was just a few weeks old, and I’ve been blogging this stuff, from the Al Qaeda bombings in Spain and London, to the Boston Marathon bombings, to the Scalise shooting, and a seemingly endless number in-between. It kinda wears on you after a while. Of course, if I weren’t blogging, I’d still be waking up to the awful news, but the blogging does make you feel a bit more connected to events, which sucks.

MORE: Las Vegas Strip shooting: More than 50 dead, 400 others injured. “The massacre Sunday night ended when police stormed a 32nd-floor hotel room overlooking the concert and the shooter, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, killed himself, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.” It says they’re “pretty confident” he was a lone wolf, though I don’t know how they know that.

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