A gunman rotated a Las Vegas concert into a killing field Sunday night from his perch on the 32 nd storey of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, employing at the least 10 handguns to rain down a continuous river of attack, assassinating at the least 50 beings and injuring more than 400 others in the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.
The suspect, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was identified as 64 -year-old Stephen Paddock, nearby residents of Mesquite, Nevada. Police initially sought a woman believed to be Paddock’s roommate, Marilou Danley, as a “person of interest.” Detectives afterwards obligated linked with her, and “do not speculate she is involved with the shooting on The Strip.”
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said an “excess of 10 rifles” were found in the room, but did not immediately expose a inducement. Paddock had been in the inn area since September 28, according to Lombardo.
Authorities said two on-duty Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers were injured during the photographing. One is in stable condition after surgery, and another sustained minor injuries. Two off-duty police officer attending the concert were killed.
President Trump said the mass photographing “was an act of pure misery, ” and praised first responders in an address to the nation.