The horrific act conducted by Stephen Paddock on the country music festival in Las Vegas left at least 58 people dead and many more injured and still recovering. This shooting is considered to be the worst mass shooting in modern United States history. Paddock worked, for a time, as an IRS agent and then began to invest in real estate. There is no clear indication of the initial source of his wealth but he slowly became a regular at casinos and would gamble up to a million dollars a night.
However, among the 22,000 concertgoers that night, many were able to flee and run for safety.
And that is precisely what a couple from California did.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Dennis and Lorraine Carver were attending the country music festival when they heard the gunshots go off.
Almost immediately, Dennis dove on top of his wife in order to protect her from the oncoming bullets. Luckily, they were not hit and were able to run away from the shooting and sustain no injuries.
However, it has been reported that the California couple passed away just weeks after the October 1 massacre.
According to that document, Dennis and Lorraine died in their car after they crashed into a metal gate right outside of their community in Riverside County.
The car then burst into flames and the couple of 22 years perished on the day of October 16.
According to the couple’s 20-year-old daughter, Brooke, Dennis and Lorraine only grew deeper in love after the shooting.
So far, police have found at least 23 weapons in Paddock’s 32nd-floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Some of the weapons had been altered to act as fully automatic weapons.
Investigators have yet to find the cause or motive behind the shooting but say that it was ‘extensively pre-planned and that Paddock could have been planning a getaway before shooting himself.