Las Vegas Strip Massacre

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The quick facts

  • Local Las Vegas hospitals are overwhelmed with victims.
  • 59 People have been confirmed as dead.
  • 527+ People are injured needing/seeking medical attention.
  • The shooter seems to have possibly modified his weapons to be automatic.
  • The shooter discharged more than a hundred rounds on the crowd below from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel/Cassino.
  • Investigators looking into the shooter’s motive have rejected a claim of responsibility by the self-styled “Islamic State.” They say they have found no evidence to suggest the attack was linked to an international terror group.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the shooting as “shocking in its cruelty,” according to a statement from the Kremlin. It said Putin had sent his condolences to President Trump and offered words of support to the families of the victims.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel has written to Trump, expressing her shock and dismay over the events.
    “I was shocked by the news from Las Vegas. Our sympathy and condolences go to the relatives and families of the victims,” she said.

The News Story.

Police say at least 59 people have been killed in a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. More than 500 were hurt. Police report the lone 64-year-old suspect killed himself as officers stormed his hotel room.
— Officials in Las Vegas say at least 58 people were killed when a lone gunman opened fire on an outdoor country music concert late Sunday. The death toll makes the mass shooting the deadliest in modern US history. More than 515 victims have been taken to hospital with injuries, at least a dozen of them critical.

The mass shooter was in the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino and shot downwards from his hotel window into the crowd below where a concert was in progress with many thousands of people, over 200+ of that crowd have been injured and at least 59 killed.

— Police have identified the suspected shooter as retired accountant Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada. Authorities say he killed himself before SWAT teams using explosives stormed the hotel room he had been firing from. They found more than 10 guns inside.

— Police have searched the suspect’s home in Mesquite, and believe they have located the suspect’s female “companion,” as well as two vehicles registered to him.

  • — Investigators looking into the shooter’s motive have rejected a claim of responsibility by the self-styled “Islamic State.” They say they have found no evidence to suggest the attack was linked to an international terror group.Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the shooting as “shocking in its cruelty,” according to a statement from the Kremlin. It said Putin had sent his condolences to President Trump and offered words of support to the families of the victims.
    1628 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has written to Trump, expressing her shock and dismay over the events.
    “I was shocked by the news from Las Vegas. Our sympathy and condolences go to the relatives and families of the victims,” she said.
    Der Text des Kondolenztelegramms von Bundeskanzlerin Merkel nach der Schießerei in Las Vegas

Original Story courtesy of: http://www.dw.com/en/las-vegas-shooting-58-people-dead-500-injured-live-updates/a-40772461

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