Las Vegas High-Rise Shooting Scenario a Security Nightmare

By Colleen Long and Tom Hays

NEW YORK (AP) — A Las Vegas shooter’s perch in a 32nd-floor hotel room overlooking 22,000 people jammed into a country music festival below is just the kind of nightmare scenario police dread in places where big crowds and high-rises mix.

From two broken-out windows of the Mandalay Bay Resort, Stephen Craig Paddock had an unobstructed view to rain rapid-fire bullets on the crowd, with few places for them to hide. Survivors of the recent bloodbath that left 59 people dead and more than 500 wounded repeatedly compared it to shooting fish in a barrel.

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