The latest, and deadliest, chapter in America’s longest-running storyline occurred on Sunday night as what happens in America happened in Las Vegas. A lone shooter armed with several weapons went on a shooting spree, targeting thousands of attendees of a country music festival from behind a blown out window in a room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay. At least 58 people were killed and several hundred injured. The shooter turned a gun on himself after police were led to his location by a fire alarm set off by gun smoke. Here’s the latest from The Guardian, along with some photos from the perspective of survivors and first responders.

+ WaPo: Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was a high-stakes gambler who kept to himself before massacre. So far, there are very few clues about what motivated Paddock. In an odd twist, Paddock’s father was once on the FBI’s most wanted list.

+ Adam Gopnik: “So far, all signs are that it was just a guy — just one more American killer who got his hands on some collection of weapons designed for the sole purpose of killing people, and who then killed people.”

+ James Fallows: Two Dark American Truths From Las Vegas.

+ From a guitarist in band that played before the shooting started: “I’ve been a proponent of the 2nd amendment my entire life. Until the events of last night. I cannot express how wrong I was.”

+ Almost immediately following the shootings, the online hoaxes began. At one point, Facebook’s trending topic page for the Las Vegas shooting featured two posts from a Russian propaganda outlet.

+ Two women described a stranger who shielded them, was shot, and then bled out. “They said they don’t know the man’s name and are still too much in shock to even remember what he looked like.”

+ And yet again, The Onion serves up what sadly has to be the site’s most reused headline ever: ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.