Of Horror and Heroism: Images from Vegas

By Shannon Henderson Published on October 2, 2017

Sunday night’s massacre in Las Vegas was captured in countless video recordings from concert-goers. As harrowing as those videos are, many of the still images to emerge are haunting. They capture both the horror and heroism that will, contrary to the city’s slogan, stay with Americans forever. We’ve collected a handful of those images. 

 

 

A man in a wheelchair is taken away from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A man in a wheelchair is taken away from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival grounds after a shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival grounds after a shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival grounds after a shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival grounds after a shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

People hug and cry outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the music festival, leaving at least 50 people dead and hundreds injured.

People hug and cry outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the music festival, leaving at least 50 people dead and hundreds injured.

 

People head to buses as they leave the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at a country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. People who could not go to hotel-casinos that were closed after the shooting temporarily stayed at the center.

People head to buses as they leave the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at a country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. People who could not go to hotel-casinos that were closed after the shooting temporarily stayed at the center.

 

Concert-goers wait for a ride outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at a country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. People who could not go to hotel-casinos that were closed after the shooting temporarily stayed at the center.

Concert-goers wait for a ride outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at a country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. People who could not go to hotel-casinos that were closed after the shooting temporarily stayed at the center.

A cowboy hat lays in the street after shots were fired near a country music festival on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A cowboy hat lays in the street after shots were fired near a country music festival on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

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