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'I'm going to die': High-rise gunman kills 59 in Las Vegas


October 3, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The rapid-fire popping sounded like firecrackers at first, and many in the crowd of 22,000 country music fans didn't understand what was happening when the band stopped playing and singer Jason Aldean bolted off the stage.

"That's gunshots," a man could be heard saying emphatically on a cellphone video in the nearly half-minute of silence and confusion that followed. A woman pleaded with others: "Get down! Get down! Stay down!"

Then the bam-bam-bam sounds resumed. And pure terror set in.

"People start screaming and yelling and we start running," said Andrew Akiyoshi, who pr...

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