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Man Receives Ominous Text From Wife Found Wounded In Las Vegas Shooting

It’s a husband’s worst nightmare. Canadian man Joseph Lambourne knew his wife Jan was at the country music concert in Las Vegas that turned deadly before he received ominous texts from her.

On Sunday, at least 59 people were killed and over 500 were injured at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The victims were shot from a smashed out window of a 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It marked the deadliest shooting in American history. Jan was one of the 22,000 concertgoers at the three-day festival.

Joseph told CTV News his sister-in-law called to tell him there had been a shooting.

“Her sister called me at probably, I think it was midnight, and told me,” he said, adding that he was at work at the time.

Not long after the call, Joseph received texts from his wife.

“She said ‘I’ve been shot’ and

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Strangers On Social Media Help Reunite Mom With 5-Year-Old Son After Las Vegas Shooting

Social media helped a family reunite with their 5-year-old boy after the chaos that erupted from the Las Vegas shootings pushed him away from the group, ABC News reported.

Aden Huser and his aunt were watching Jason Aldean perform when shots rang out. His mother and sister had gone to the bathroom just a few moments before. The crowd stampeded and pushed the 5-year-old boy away from his aunt, leaving his family fearing the worst for two long hours.

Fifty-nine people were killed and more than 520 people were injured in the melée at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Doris Huser, Aden’s mother, said she felt “hopeless and helpless” during those two hours, fearing that her son was dead, but tried to stay strong for her 8-year-old daughter, according to ABC.

Lindsey Rogers, 26, found Aden in the merchandise tent, and made the split-second decision to run with the young boy.


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5 Stories You Probably Read About The Las Vegas Shooting That Are Completely False

The country is still recovering after the deadliest mass shooting occured on Sunday ninght on the Las Vegas Strip.

At least 59 people were killed and more than 515 were injured when a man began shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. In light of the tragedy, many false stories and hoaxes have surfaced.

As BuzzFeed shares, here are 5 things you may have read that are not true:

1. Fake Victims Like Taylor Joshuas

Social media has circulated several pleas from what appeared to be families looking for missing relatives following the tragedy. In the above post, a parent is looking for a missing 14-year-old daughter. The image claims the teen’s name is Taylor Joshuas and desperately asks for public help. But the photo appears to have originated from the Snapchat account of a completely different person, who was not involved in the

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Terrifying Video Shows Moment Shots Rang Out At Las Vegas Shooting That Killed At Least 50, Injured 200

At least 50 people were killed and 200 injured overnight on the Las Vegas Strip marking the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. A crowd had gathered to watch country musician Jason Aldean perform when the shots rang out.

Videos captured the terrifying moments of the rapid-fire shooting.

In the video, you can hear some people mistaking the gunshots for fireworks.

“They’re not real gunshots,” one man said. “…It’s fireworks. It’s fireworks.”

Others feared a stampede. “We’re going to get trampled if we don’t go,” someone can be heard saying, according to USA Today.

According to CNN, some of the injured were hurt during a stampede.

Another video showed the moment that the concert turned deadly.

The shooter, who has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel according to Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Las Vegas Police. He said at a news conference that when police arrived at

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Nashville Church Shooting Victim Describes Horrific Attack: ‘I Just Laid Quietly And Played Like I Was Dead’

A Tennessee man was arrested yesterday after opening fire in his former church, killing one person and injuring at least six others, police said.

Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, allegedly arrived at Nashville’s Burnette Chapel Church of Christ with a handgun shortly before 11 am, just as morning church services were ending, he told police. He was charged with first-degree murder, and other charges are expected.

Catherine Dickerson, one of the injured church parishioners, told USA Today what she saw. 

“I looked to my right and didn’t see anything,” Dickerson said. “Then another gunshot went off and someone said, ‘He’s got a gun!’”

“He was in black and had a black mask with white little markings on it,” Dickerson added. “He had the gun straight ahead of him, holding it with both hands. I saw one lady and she was going down.”

She ran toward the church, at which point the gunman shot her

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Minnesota School Shooting Revealed To Be Fake After Security Guard Admits To Accidentally Shooting Self

A security officer at St. Catherine University in St. Paul initially told police that a stranger on campus shot him Tuesday night. The school went into lockdown as 55 police officers, four K-9s and State Patrol aircraft searched for a male shooter in navy blue sweatshirt and black jeans.

But, they were searching for a non-existent suspect. On Wednesday, security officer 25-year-old Brent Patrick Ahlers, admitted that he accidentally shot himself and then lied about it because he was afraid of losing his job, according to the Star Tribune.

Police said that Ahlers brought his personal handgun to work, something he wasn’t supposed to do. According to NBC affiliate Kare11, guards at St. Catherine University

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New Details Emerge About Victims Of Mass Shooting At Football Party: ‘We’ve Never Had A Shooting Of This Magnitude’

Nine people are dead, including the lone gunman, after a shooting at a Dallas Cowboys watch party in a Plano, Texas home on Sunday. 

In a CBS report, the city’s police chief called the football party shooting the worst mass shooting in Plano’s history.

“We’ve never had a shooting of this magnitude; never had this many victims,” Plano Police Chief Greg W. Rushin said. The victims are all in their 20s and 30s.

Neighbor Stacey Glover told Dallas News that the party started off cheerful; people were grilling outside in the afternoon. She heard laughter and conversation. Then around 8 pm, she heard gunshots and smelled gunpowder. By 8:30 pm, a police officer spotted “bodies down in the backyard” and an active shooter inside the home.

The shooter, Spencer Hight, was shot and killed by police. His estranged wife Meredith Lane, 27, was hosting the party. They separated in Spring.

Darryl Hawkins

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Congressional Baseball Game Shooting Survivor Describes Terrifying Incident: ‘I Had Blood All Over My Chest’

Earlier this Summer, a congressional baseball game became the target of a shooter who managed to injure a handful of participants. Now, months later, one of the survivors is speaking about the horrific encounter.

“We all yelled ‘Gun!’” said Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika on “Good Morning America.” “I don’t know who yelled it first and we started running.”

Mika had taken a bullet to the chest during the incident which left five injured. Shooter James Hodgekinson would die from injuries incurred during a shootout with police.

“I could see his eyes and the gun, but that was it. After that, I was like, ‘I’ve got to get out of here. I’ve got to run as fast as I can and move.'”

Mika said that he does not remember the precise moment he was shot, but that he believed the bullet entered his body while he was fleeing toward the

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Police Now Say Mass Shooting At Gender Reveal Party Was ‘In No Way’ Random

A mass shooting at a gender reveal party may not have been random.

According to several news outlets, authorities in Ohio believe that the shooting—in which one woman was killed and eight people injured—may have been drug-related.

As previously reported, three children and six adults were shot at what was purported to be a gender reveal party. Twenty-two-year-old Autumn Garrett of Indiana died at the scene. Witnesses claimed that two men in hoods came into the home, started shooting and then quickly fled.

Police in Colerain Township said the shooting was “in no way random,” per Fox 19. They now believe that the attendees at the event on July 8 had connections to three different drug rings.

“From the start of this investigation, our detectives have met significant resistance from several of the victims and witnesses. This resistance involves the purposeful omission of key information and the fabrication of stories,” Colerain Township Police Chief Mark

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Cop Was Startled By "Loud Sound" Right Before Shooting Yoga Teacher Justine Damond

It’s still unclear what caused Minnesota police to shoot and kill 40-year-old Justine Damond. The Australian native called authorities about a possible sexual assault behind her home and ended up being shot by accident. According to the NY Daily Newsa “loud sound” occurred moments before the cop fired the fatal shot.

The shot was fired by officer Mohamed Noor. Per a statement by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) sent to the Daily News, Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity responded to Damond’s house around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Harrity, who was driving the squad car, said that he “was startled by a loud sound near the squad” right before Damond approached them. Harrity shared that Noor fired his weapon through the open driver’s side window and hit Damond.

It’s unclear if Noor was also startled by that noice. He has not given a statement about the incident. According to ABC News, Noor declined

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