California College Student Sues MGM, Live Nation, Bump Stock Maker & Gunman's Estate Over Las Vegas Shooting
publish date: 2017-10-12
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A California college student has filed suit against MGM, Live Nation, bump stock manufacturers and the estate of Stephen Paddock after getting shot during the Route 91 Harvest Festival massacre in Las Vegas. The suit, filed on behalf of Paige Gasper, 21, claims that MGM Resorts International -- which owns the Mandalay Bay hotel from which Paddock opened fire and the venue that hosted the country music event -- is liable for the mass shooting, along with concert promoter Live Nation and the makers of the after-market gun accessory that allowed the shooter to fire his semi-automatic rifles in a manner that mimics the rapidity of long-banned automatic weapons, according to CNN.
The suit questions accuses MGM of not responding in a timely manner to the shooting of Mandalay security officer Jesus Campos, who was injured when he went to the 32nd floor to check on a report by another guest, only to be shot by Paddock. In a recently revised timeline, investigators say that the Campos shooting took place six minutes before the gunman opened fire on the crowd of 22,000 below, killing 58 and injuring more than 500 in the worst mass shooting in modern American history.