Shooting Death Toll Up To 58, Mother Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter

Shooting Death Toll Up To 58

Las Vegas police say the death toll in last night’s shooting is going up. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said that at least 58 people are dead and 500 are wounded. He added that police are now starting the long process of gathering evidence in the case. An armed man unleashed a shower of bullets from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and Casino into a packed crowd of people at a country music festival last night. Witnesses reported seeing muzzle flashes from upper floors of the hotel and the sound of automatic gun fire. Las Vegas Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo identified the sole gunman as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who they say killed himself following the massacre.

Law Enforcement Officials Say LV Shooter Had Big Gambling Transactions

More information is trickling out about the man who opened fire in Las Vegas. NBC News reports Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada racked up thousands of dollars in gambling transactions over the past few weeks. It’s not clear if the transactions are wins or losses. Paddock had checked into the hotel last Thursday. In his professional life, Paddock was an accountant or auditor. Paddock was a licensed pilot who owned two airplanes and had no criminal history beyond a citation that was handled normally.

Infant’s Mother Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter

The mother of a two-month-old infant is pleading guilty to his death. Prince George’s County officials say Geneice Petty pled guilty this morning to involuntary manslaughter. Her husband, Antoine Petty, admitted to police that he punched their son last September, left him in a car for over 24 hours, then buried the child behind Parkdale High School. Antoine pled guilty to first-degree murder in August.

Gates Foundation Doles Out 10-Million Dollar Grant To DC College Program

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving to a program that helps DC students achieve college success. The foundation is granting ten-million dollars to the DC College Access Program, a nonprofit group that helps city high school students get into college. Many of the students are from some of the city’s poorest areas. The program will award college scholarships of up to 25-thousand dollars to eligible students.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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