Showing posts with label Las Vegas. Show all posts
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October 2, 2017

Las Vegas Shooting Kills 58, with 515 Taken to Hospitals






Las Vegas shooting kills 58, with 515 taken to hospitals

Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. Photo: John Locher / AP
Las Vegas authorities say approximately 50 people are dead and 406 people were transported to hospitals after a man opened fire on an outdoor concert late Sunday night. The suspect is Stephen Paddock, 64, a white male from Mesquite, NV. Police have also reportedly located 62-year-old Marilou Danley, who is Paddock's roommate, although she's no longer a person of interest.
For context: If the death toll holds, this will be the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, passing the 2016 attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Police said in a press release that Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, across the street from the venue, and SWAT officers found him dead when they entered the room.
The Department of Homeland Security said there was no "specific credible threat" to other public venues in US after Las Vegas shooting
Details from the scene, per the NYT: "The shooting happened near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Video posted online showed the country singer Jason Aldean performing outside the hotel at Route 91 Harvest, a country music festival, interrupted by the sound of automatic gunfire. The music stopped, and concertgoers ducked for cover. 'Get down,' one shouted. 'Stay down,' screamed another."
Editor's Note: This post has been corrected to note that Marilou Danley is believed to be Paddock's roommate, not his wife.
This is a breaking news post and will be updated as we learn more. Follow @axios on Twitter for the latest.

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