Concerts, sporting events, famous landmarks and festivals are just some of the places where people usually feel safe in gathering. That feeling was abruptly shattered in Las Vegas on Sunday night, when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock unleashed a hail of gunfire from the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, taking aim at the 22,000 concert goers attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

The Mandalay Bay hotel is a glittering building that offers stunning views of Las Vegas from its upper floors and it overlooked the area where the three-day concert was held. When the gunfire finally stopped, almost 60 people were dead and more than 500 had been wounded

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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