Hospitals, journalists and officials played familiar roles as victims and heroes made headlines. But uncertainty still surrounds the man behind the violence
When the ambulances and trucks and cars started streaming into hospitals with their human cargo, the emergency room doctors set up a system.
The walking wounded got green tags, the seriously injured got yellow and those close to death got red. All night it went: a bloodied arrival, a swift assessment, a tag – green, yellow, red, colour-coding for the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.