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Here’s What You Can Do If You’re Feeling Helpless Over The Las Vegas Shooting

Just after 10 p.m. last night on the Las Vegas strip, a gunman unloaded multiple rounds into a crowd of thousands during a music festival, killing more than 50 people and injuring hundreds more. The death toll as of now is at 58, but that number is expected to increase. The gunman has been identified as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old white male who killed himself before authorities could get to him. It is being reported that this tragic event is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Authorities raided a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, which is where they found Paddock dead among “in excess of 10 rifles.” The shooting occurred during the set of country singer Jason Aldean at the Route 91 Harvest festival.

While the investigation of this horrific event has clearly just begun, authorities have said that the shooter acted alone and that the motive is unknown.

If you have yet to hear from your friends and loved ones that were at the festival, here’s the number to call for information:

If you were in Vegas during the shooting, the FBI wants your footage to gather as much information as they can.

While several images and videos of the Las Vegas shooting can already be seen on social media, it’s crucial to hand over any footage to authorities. Your information could actually help them with their investigation.

If you’re near Vegas or in Nevada, here’s where you can go to donate blood.

There’s already an overwhelming amount of people that have lined up to give, which is amazing!

If you don’t live in Vegas but still want to donate blood, call now to make an appointment. You can also donate to the Red Cross Southern Nevada chapter online, or by calling 702-369-3674, and donating by mail to American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter 1771 E. Flamingo Rd., #206B Las Vegas, NV 89119.

You can also donate funds to the victims via the Red Cross.

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Click here to donate to the Red Cross of Southern Nevada.

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A 13-Year-Old Boy Was Shot Point-Blank, Unprovoked In His Front Yard; His Family Demands Answers From Police

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A 13-Year-Old Boy Was Shot Point-Blank, Unprovoked In His Front Yard; His Family Demands Answers From Police

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A family in Riverdale of Clayton County, Georgia is expressing frustration at the lack of progress the police have made in finding the killer of 13-year-old son Brayan Zavala. “We want justice,” said Brayan’s 16-year-old brother, Jesus. “We want to find whoever killed my brother so he can go to jail and pay for what he did.”

According to the deceased boy’s family, last Thursday, Brayan had been working on the front lawn with his brother and father when a masked gunman approached the property. The gunman didn’t answer when Brayan’s father asked him what he wanted. Instead, unprovoked, the stranger took out his shotgun and shot Brayan at point-blank range in the face. Stunned, the family tried to fight for Brayan’s life as the gunman fled the scene.

“The shooter didn’t even say I want your money, or this is a robbery or I’m assaulting you. He just came, stood there (in) silence and shot my brother.” his 16-year-old brother, Jesus, explained to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “We tried to stop all the blood but by the time the police got here, it didn’t seem like he had life or a chance to live.”

The children of Mexican immigrants, the death is especially tragic. “We decided to live here for a better life, turns out it is worse,” Jesus told local news station Fox 5. “This is just like Mexico. They kill because they wanna kill. That is what just happens.”

According to Jesus, Brayan was a A-student on the honor roll, always trying to stay out of trouble. “Me, my brother, my sister, we study and then do our chores, and study. We’re just focused on doing the things, you know, productivity. And going somewhere,” said Jesus told local news station Fox 5.

“He was a cheerful kid. Always smiling, joking. Like I said, always avoiding problems instead of causing problems. I don’t know why this happened to him.”

The senseless killing has shaken the community who don’t understand what would provoke an inexplicable murder of a child. Law enforcement, as well, can’t make sense of it.

“As a Clayton County police officer for over 38 years very little shocks me. But, this brutal, senseless murder has overwhelmed me,” a Clayton County Police officer named Doug Jewett wrote to the AJC. “I send my prayers to the family.”

As of now, the family is trying to pick up the pieces of their life, setting up a GoFundMe page to finance Brayan’s funeral costs. The Clayton County police department has asked anyone with information to call (770) 477-4479. As of now, no suspects have been reported or arrested, and the family is calling for justice.

“It’s been a week now since my brother died and I haven’t heard anything, no answers from police,” Jesus told Atlanta 11 Alive news. “It makes me feel really frustrated that they don’t think it’s a big deal. I mean, they killed my little brother.”

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Cardi B Sparks Rumors of Reconciliation With Offset After a PDA-Filled Birthday Weekend

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Cardi B Sparks Rumors of Reconciliation With Offset After a PDA-Filled Birthday Weekend

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Despite Cardi B filing for divorce from Offset last month (?) and proclaiming that she “hasn’t shed one tear” over the decision, it appears that she has since had a change of heart…

Over the weekend, video surfaced of Cardi B kissing Offset at her lavish 28th birthday party. The PDA was captured by camera-wielding partygoers. Offset also documented the weekend festivities on his own Instagram, posting a lot of Instagram stories of Cardi celebrating her birthday weekend.

Offset also posted a birthday message to Cardi on his Instagram page where he was practically gushing over his admiration for the Dominican rapper.

But Offset didn’t just simply attend Cardi’s birthday party. According to multiple outlets, Offset appeared to have gifted Cardi with a massive billboard that featured a picture of her and daughter, Kulture, in matching pink outfits. Cardi posted a video of her reaction to the billboard to her Instagram, captioning the post with: “Thank you sir. I love it.” Fans quickly guessed that the “sir” in question was Offset.

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Not only that, but Offset allegedly gave Cardi a brand new Rolls Royce truck with Kulture’s name embellished on the seats. So to outside observers, it appears he’s pulling out all the stops to approve his love and affection.

Cardi B’s birthday party seemed to be quite the affair. The soiree was thrown in Las Vegas and was attended by the likes of Megan Thee Stallion and Kylie Jenner. Social distancing rules did not seem to be in place.

The apparent reconciliation between Cardi B and Offset comes just days after Offset appeared to look distressed on his own Instagram page. When fans asked him what the source of his haggard appearance was, the Migos rapper responded: “I miss Mrs. WAP.”

Cardi B was also recently noticeably defensive of her ex-husband, telling her fans to stop with the hatred of her former partner and the father of her child. “I don’t talk to him but you not going to disrespect my child father,” she told her fans via Twitter. “If he die, go broke, you not the one that’s going to raise my kid & you not the 1 who pays for her shit.”

We guess we’ll just have to stay tuned to see what happens with these two.

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