History was made this week in Las Vegas and across the United States in the most terrifying and horrific manner. A first for Las Vegas and the worst in the United States. 58 people and a deranged gunman lost their lives in the worst mass shooting to take place in U.S. The selfishness of the event has left people in a state of bewilderment and deep sadness for the loss of life. I originally grew up in Las Vegas.