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  • In Las Vegas, churches aid post-shooting recovery

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (one year ago)

    LAS VEGAS (BP) -- Southern Baptists remain an active part of Las Vegas' recovery as many are still hospitalized, blood-bank donation lines are long and first responders are overstretched 10 days after a gunman killed 58 and injured around 500 at an outdoor Las Vegas concert.

    Jim Collins, founding pastor of Discovery Church in Las Vegas and a Nevada Baptist Convention mission strategist, has spoken with several pastors committed to helping the city recover, he told Baptist Press today (Oct. 11). Read More

  • Vegas shooting leaves W. Tenn. church, community heartbroken

    by Chris Turner/Baptist and Reflector, posted Wednesday, October 04, 2017 (one year ago)

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    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) -- A small West Tennessee Baptist church continues to feel the blow of Sunday night's mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert after it learned one of the victims was a native son.

    Sonny Melton, 29, who grew up in Big Sandy and attended Ramble Creek Baptist Church, was killed when he was struck by gun fire while shielding his wife, Heather Melton. See related story. Read More

  • Las Vegas pastors counter 'brokenness' with 'hope'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    LAS VEGAS (BP) -- Las Vegas pastors are reporting trauma, ministry and prayer among their congregations in the 48 hours following the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

    The shooting also has prompted reflections from Southern Baptists elsewhere, including Russell Moore of the Ethics & Religions Liberty Commission, R. Albert Mohler Jr. of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Charles Patrick of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    A gunman opened fire from a Las Vegas hotel Oct. 1, killing at least 59 attendees at a country music concert on the street below and injuring more than 500 others before reportedly taking his own life. Read More

  • Las Vegas mass shooting: 'act of pure evil'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, October 02, 2017 (one year ago)

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    LAS VEGAS (BP) -- A lone gunman with a bird's eye view fired an automatic weapon into a crowd of 22,000 Las Vegas concertgoers, killing at least 58 and injuring more than 500 before killing himself in his hotel room Sunday night (Oct. 1).

    Las Vegas police identified the suspected shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of Mesquite, Nev., and said he acted alone when he fired into the Route 91 Harvest Festival of country music just after 10 p.m. Perched in his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino across the street from the open-air event, the gunman committed for no known reason the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's history. Read More