Panic and chaos in Las Vegas

Panic and chaos in Las Vegas
The wounded are attended to in the immediate wake of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival in Las Vegas last Sunday Picture: Getty

In retrospect, a catastrophic event in Sin City seems as inevitable as it was unpreventable

The biggest mass shooting in modern US history render the above lyrics from the song Sin City, written almost 50 years ago by country music icons Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman eerily prophetic. The jagged holes in the Mandalay Bay Hotel’s gold-tinted exterior, the boarded-up windows on the 32nd floor, and the yellow crime scene tape that rings its main entrance tell a chilling story of murder and mayhem.

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