UNLV Researcher Wants Stories About Vegas Massacre

Cece Navarrette places flowers at a cross for her cousin, Bailey Schweitzer, who was among those killed during the mass shooting Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on October 1st, killing dozens and injuring hundreds.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SEATTLE -- A researcher at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is hoping to use the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1st to study whether certain personality types may be more vulnerable to trauma.

Psychology professor Stephen Benning is collecting personal accounts from Vegas residents and those who were in the city when the shooting took place, whether they were at the concert or simply heard about it on the news. The deadline for submitting them is Oct. 31.

On the KOMO Midday News (weekdays 1-3pm), Professor Benning explained what he’s trying to do. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

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