Las Vegas biz reporter Millward helps out with shooting coverage
Las Vegas Review-Journal business reporter Wade Millward texted his editor and said he was available to help after hearing about the shooting at a country music concert that killed 59 and injured more than 500.
He ended up working from 11:30 p.m. Sunday to 5 p.m. on Monday.
Justine McDaniel of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “He was told he could go home, but he lives next door to police headquarters, and as he arrived, a news conference was starting. Police gave Paddock’s name and address. Millward called his editor and volunteered to go to the man’s home in Mesquite, about an hour away.
“First, he went to his apartment to check on his cat. He gathered some things to throw in the car. A videographer colleague drove and Millward slept.
“In Mesquite, Millward and his colleague tried to find people who had known Paddock. They scrambled up a mountain through cacti and dirt to get a better shot of his home. They went to the local Taco Bell after hearing Paddock’s brother had told the media that the man liked the restaurant. They tried the local gun store twice.”
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