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Old 10-02-2017, 07:28 AM
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Angry re: Las Vegas strip shooting: More than 20 dead, 100 injured after gunman opens fire near

64 yr. old Stephen Paddock opens fire on crowd of young concert goers...

Gunman Opens Fire on Las Vegas Concert Goers Killing At Least 50
Monday 2nd October, 2017 - Police in Las Vegas, Nevada say a man attacked a country music concert late Sunday, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 200 others.
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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters the attacker was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino, located across the street from the outdoor venue where videos showed concertgoers ducking for cover, screaming and running as the repeated shots rang out. Lombardo said SWAT officers 'engaged' the shooter, that he was dead, and that authorities found 'numerous firearms' in the hotel room. He identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, and said that an investigation into Paddock's background was not finished, but that police believe he was the sole attacker and they would be searching his home. 'We don't know what his belief system was at this time,' the sheriff said.

Police stand at the scene of a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Authorities had also searched for a woman described as Paddock's roommate in order to get more information, and Lombardo said he believed she had been located. Several off-duty police officers who were at the concert were among those killed. As the situation unfolded, people sought safety in the many hotels that line the popular tourist district. The Las Vegas international airport is also in the area, and flights there were temporarily halted because of the shooting.


Country star Jason Aldean was on stage playing at the time of the shooting. Hours later he described it as 'horrific.' 'I still don't know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that me and my crew are safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night,' he said on Instagram.

Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. Other artists who were part of Sunday's main stage lineup at the Route 91 Harvest festival reacted on Twitter. U.S. Senator Dean Heller, who represents Nevada, called the shooting a 'senseless, horrifying act of violence,' while Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval described it as 'tragic and heinous.' British Prime Minister Theresa May also expressed support, saying Britain's thoughts were with the victims and emergency personnel.

Gunman Opens Fire on Las Vegas Concert Goers Killing At Least 50
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Carnage at Outdoor Concert in Las Vegas: 50-Plus Shot Dead, 200 Injured
October 2, 2017 - Country singer Jason Aldean was playing at an outdoor concert at Manadalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip at 10:08 local time Sunday night when a man described by police as "a local resident" began firing down on the crowd from the hotel's 32nd floor.
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"Officers responded to that location and engaged the suspect at that location. He is dead," Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told a news conference around 4:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. "Right now we believe it's a sole actor, a lone-wolf type actor," he said. At a later news conference, Lombardo identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock who was armed with multiple weapons. As for the concert-goers, Lombardo said "in excess of 50" people are dead, and more than 200 are injured, some seriously. Among the dead is an off-duty police officer who was at the concert. A second off-duty officer is in critical condition.


Cell phone video shows concert-goers running, falling, and trying to get out of the line of fire at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas late Sunday night.

Police said they have located the gunman's companion, a woman identified as Paddock's roommate. Lombardo named her as Marilou Danley, an Asian female. Lombardo said the Red Cross is assisting family members anxious to contact concert-goers who may have been shot or otherwise unable to communicate with their relatives. They're also asking the more than 20,000 concert-goers for cell phone video that might help with their investigation.

In a message posted on Instagram, Aldean said: "Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate." Witnesses reported concert-goers fled for their lives as they realized that the popping noise they heard was not fireworks, but gunfire -- apparently automatic gunfire, some witnesses said. As of 5 a.m. EDT, an undetermined number of bodies remained at the concert venue; all of the injured have been taken to hospitals.

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article...local-resident

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