Tragedy In Vegas

The carnage in Las Vegas last night is reportedly the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The current count: at least 50 dead and more than 400 wounded from the shooter. It’s a heartbreaking story, but one with some uplifting points of light during the struggle to survive — and to save others — amid a madman’s hail of bullets. No doubt we’ll learn of many acts of bravery and heroism as this story unfolds. Meantime, here’s one moving example via Reuters that stands out as a reminder that disaster has a habit of clarifying what’s genuinely important:

Mike McGarry, a 53-year-old financial adviser from Philadelphia, was at the concert when he heard hundreds of shots ring out.

“It was crazy – I laid on top of the kids. They’re 20. I‘m 53. I lived a good life,” McGarry said. The back of his shirt bore footmarks, after people ran over him in the panicked crowd.