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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 01:09 PM

Las Vegas victim dies, making deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history even deadlier

Source: USA Today

More than two years after a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas left more than 50 people dead, a woman who was paralyzed in the shooting has died, a coroner said.

Kimberly Gervais, 57, was shot and suffered a spinal injury in the October 1, 2017, shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas during which 58 other people were killed and hundreds were wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The San Bernardino County coroner in California said the Mira Loma woman had been recovering at a nursing facility in Redlands. On Friday, she was brought to a local hospital and pronounced dead, the coroner said.

An autopsy will be performed, the coroner said

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Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/11/19/las-vegas-shooting-victim-dies-two-years-later-california/4236519002/

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Reply Las Vegas victim dies, making deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history even deadlier (Original post)
jpak Nov 19 OP
hlthe2b Nov 19 #1
hlthe2b Nov 19 #2
Hulk Nov 19 #3
IronLionZion Nov 19 #4
DrToast Nov 19 #5
IronLionZion Nov 19 #6
DrToast Nov 19 #7
BigmanPigman Nov 19 #9
rurallib Nov 19 #8
lostnfound Nov 19 #10
YOHABLO Nov 20 #11

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 01:14 PM

2. How sad is this? To linger two years as a quadriplegic.

I can't say more... I'd never stop.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 01:50 PM

3. If I pray at all, I pray that there really is a hell ....

...so this coward piece of shit who caused all this pain, suffering and death can burn in Hell for all eternity.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 02:59 PM

4. We don't hear much about this shooting

or the motives behind it. They've had 2 years to investigate.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 03:08 PM

5. They didn't discover a motive

I donít know if itís still being investigated.

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Response to DrToast (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 03:13 PM

6. Lots of victims, lots of questions

not much action from our government to change anything.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 03:21 PM

7. If only the gunman knew the motive...

...then what can be done to determine it?

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 04:27 PM

9. I read that the Las Vegas police sort of covered up

a possible motive. Apparently the shooter loved guns, really loved guns. He was a 2nd Amend nut too and he wanted to warn people that the govt wants to take away our guns but won't as long as people are willing to use them as weapons to fight back. I read this in one source and tried to find more info from the police reports but it was no longer available.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 03:39 PM

8. We seldom hear of the victims that don't die right away

like Ms. Gervais. Their lives and the lives of their loved ones are completely altered. Their jobs are probably gone and they lose their medical insurance. Often they are forced to live on social security with Medicaid for their health care.

Housing may have to be renovated drastically or they may have to move in to new accommodations that are sparse.

Many often are left with a lifetime of medical needs and medical bills. This is a huge cost to the public, an unspoken cost of the so called 'right to bear weapons of war.'

Mother Jones did a great article on this a few years ago. Once the headlines go away there are shattered lives in the aftermath whose lives will never be the same. And America just moves on and salves its wounded psyche by looking the other way for the most part.

This doesn't happen occasionally but every day now.

sorry I can't find the Mother Jones article right now. It was @ 3years ago.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 05:53 PM

10. Agreed. This is such an important aspect to the gun control issue.

Death is death, but the risk of suffering for years with debilitating conditions can not be described enough.
How people have the nerve to pretend that the intense suffering of others is just the cost of their freedom to conveniently possess these weapons, I will never understand.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:07 AM

11. Thoughts and prayers, then erase..... down the memory hole it goes.

Life goes on, we're all happy, can't wait for Black Friday to spending money on Christmas, maybe even buy some new AR-15's.

la di di la di da !

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