At least 58 people have been killed and at least 515 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. A gunman fired on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas from an overlooking hotel.
Police have named the suspect as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old local man. They believe he shot and killed himself on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. At least 10 guns were found in his hotel room. Police found a number of rifles in Paddock’s hotel room.
Guns and ammunition were also found in Paddock’s home in Mesquite, Nevada after authorities executed a search warrant early Monday morning. A police spokesman said there was “nothing unusual” at Paddock’s “nice, clean home” in a newer part of Mesquite.
Videos taken by concertgoers at the festival show people screaming and running as multiple gunshots can be heard.
A witness says it sounded like a “machine gun.”
According to scanner reports, multiple people have been shot, including a police officer.
The conditions of the victims were not immediately available.
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People at the Mandalay Bay casino and hotel reported that the casino was being evacuated.
No official word from police but scanner traffic indicates a shooter at Mandalay Bay. Casino looks empty from as close as I could get. pic.twitter.com/4ocKgy2y13 — Blake Apgar (@blakeapgar) October 2, 2017
Several roads in the area were being shut down and police were telling people in the area to barricade inside.
Police blocking Las Vegas Blvd at a Tropicana pic.twitter.com/YNV5nAifgQ
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According to police, there are multiple shooting scenes on the Las Vegas Boulevard in the area of the Mandalay Bay casino. Police were investigating at least three locations, according to scanner reports. Flights at the Las Vegas airport were being held as a precaution.
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At least 20 people were killed and more than 100 others injured, hospital officials said.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that “one suspect is down,” and soon thereafter the police said they did not believe there were any more active gunmen.
The police reported closing off about a mile of Las Vegas Boulevard and asked the public to steer clear of the area.
The number of the killed has been confirmed to be more than 50 and the wounded more than 200.
This is officially the deadliest shooting attack in the USA.
The shooter has been identified officially as the 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.