The Las Vegas Shooting could have been stopped, allege 14 new lawsuits from victims
The massacre in Las Vegas that left 58 concert-goers dead and 500 others injured could have been prevented, according to 14 new lawsuits filed by survivors of the shooting.
The lawsuits accompany at least three others filed in the immediate aftermath of the attack, which was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. The lawsuits name MGM Resorts, which owns the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where gunman Stephen Paddock carried out his attack, the country music concert organizer Live Nation, as well as the makers and sellers of bump stocks, the device that may have allowed Paddock to kill faster.
Plaintiffs say that along with financial compensation, the cases aim to prevent another tragedy and to obtain answers for survivors and the families of victims about exactly what happened during the attack. Many details are still shrouded in mystery and requests for more information, documents, photos and video have repeatedly been denied.
The lawsuits hope to uncover what procedures were in place at the hotel and the Route 91 Harvest music festival for emergencies and will show that the attack could have been prevented.
"We want to get access to documents and discovery that either MGM or Live Nation has in their possession so we can determine how these events can be prevented, specifically this one," Chicago-based attorney Antonio Romanucci told FOX 5 Vegas.