TRAGEDY AT LAS VE­GAS FES­TI­VAL

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A GUN­MAN who at­tacked a coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­val in Las Ve­gas, US, killed at least 59 peo­ple, mak­ing it the worst mass shoot­ing in Amer­i­can his­tory.

As First News went to press, po­lice did not know why Stephen Pad­dock, 64, car­ried out the at­tack. More than 500 peo­ple were in­jured as Pad­dock fired down from his ho­tel room, which con­tained 23 weapons. Pad­dock killed him­self be­fore po­lice en­tered his room.

The events have started a gun de­bate in Amer­ica that takes place ev­ery time there is a mass shoot­ing. Don­ald Trump’s Repub­li­can party and his sup­port­ers gen­er­ally back the right to carry guns. But oth­ers are call­ing for greater gun con­trol.

Peo­ple wait in line to give blood to help the in­jured. Sto­ries like this can be up­set­ting, but they are only in the news be­cause they are so rare. If you’re wor­ried at all, go to first.news/wor­ries for some ad­vice that may help

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