Ø Officially the deadliest mass shooting in US history
Ø More than 59 people are killed and 527 are injured
Ø Witnesses say hundreds of shots fired into the crowd
Ø Off-duty police officer among the dead
Ø Shooter killed himself before police entered hotel room
Ø Gunman named as Stephen Paddock, 64
Ø 22,000 were at a concert near the Mandalay Bay Hotel when shooting started
Ø Only one suspected shooter who acted alone, say police
Ø Donald Trump tweets ‘warmest condolences’ to victims
Ø He said it was an act of pure evil
The gangster and mass murderer who killed 59 people and injured 527 more in Las Vegas Shooting. He opened fire on the Audience and was armed with at least 20 weapons in his hotel room.
The shooter was a 64-year-old white male Stephen Paddock, who fired hundreds of shots into the crowd of music-goers at the 91 Harvest Festival, in what is now known to be the deadliest mass shooting in US history. He was armed with an advanced weapon like automatic and semi-automatic rifles. Paddock opened a shooting spree at 10:08 PM which went on for five to ten minutes.
He killed himself before the police entered his room. Forces were also looking for Marilou Danley, 62. But she is no longer a person under investigation. It became clear that she did not participate this shooting. She was out of the country and the shooter had been using her ID. Joseph Lombardo who is sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan forces department said that off-duty forces officer were also among the dead.
Isil has been saying that it was responsible for the attack. It claimed that Paddock accepted Islam a few months back. The terrorist entity was calling him a “Martyr” repeatedly. It is claimed that he has been using the name Abu Abdul al-Bar al-Amriki for a while now. But the true motive of this mass murder is still unknown. There has been no proof of connection to any extremist group.
Police says regarding Las Vegas shooting that the murderer checked into Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Hotel on Thursday. He waited for the final performance of a 3-day music event and then attacked when the crowds were at their peak.
Paddock’s father was also a psychopath bank robber who was also on the list of FBI’s most wanted. But the family says they are shocked and baffled by this horrific event.
There is a video footage of him diving for cover. People in the crowd ran everywhere to seek cover under the stage or parked cars.
According to further information regarding Las Vegas shooting, 19 rifles were found from attacker’s room. 2 of the weapons were put on tripods. And there were hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
The survivors praised the bravery of the military veterans in the crowd. Who tried to save lives through their skills. They stood tall in front of the crowd to protect them. At least one of them was killed while doing so.
Isil has been claiming the responsibility for the attack but no links have been found as for now. Shiraz Maher, who is a lecturer at the Department of War Studies at King’s College said that there haven’t been any actual claims. He said when Isil is responsible for something, there is an actual connection.
The Las Vegas shooting is the biggest mass murder in the history of U.S. Many of its aspects are yet to be discovered. Our heart goes out to the victims and their families. We hope that they are done justice with.