21-year-old victim files lawsuit after Las Vegas mass shooting

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LAS VEGAS (WKRN) – A 21-year-old victim filed a lawsuit about a week after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The law firm representing Paige Gasper said their client is thankfully alive but did receive live threatening injuries during the massacre.

A bullet entered the college student’s right arm and traveled through her side, shattering her ribs and damaging her liver before exiting her right side.

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Lawyers said the suit against Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where the shooter fired lethal shots from his hotel suite, and its parent company focuses on victim suffering.

Gasper accused the resort and company of negligence, claiming they failed to notice gunman Stephen Paddock set up cameras or bring so many weapons into his room, among other things.

The estate of Paddock is also named in the lawsuit, for which the 21-year-old is suing for battery and the intentional infliction of emotional distress due to the injuries she suffered in the shooting. Click here to read the full lawsuit.

Gasper, a senior at Sonoma State University who is set to graduate in May 2018, is among the hundreds of others who were hurt.

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