At Least 50 Dead in Las Vegas Shooting, Gunman Shoots Himself

تم نشره في Mon 2 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Hundreds of concert-goers fled the scene or ducked for cover amid heavy gunfire - (Getty Images)

CAPITALS — More than 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.

A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000.

Suspected gunman Stephen Paddock - (Facebook)

Police say he killed himself as officers stormed the room where 10 guns were found.

The attack is the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

US President Donald Trump tweeted his "warmest condolences and sympathies" to the victims and their families, and called the shooting "terrible".

Sheriff Joe Lombardo described the shooting as a "lone wolf" attack and there was no information about Paddock's motives.

"We have no idea what his belief system was," he said.

Police say at least 200 people were injured. Fire officials said 406 people were taken to hospital.

Among those killed was an off-duty police officer.

Earlier, police announced they were seeking a woman, Marilou Danley, in connection with the shooting.

In his latest update, Sheriff Lombardo said she had now been located outside the United States and was not thought to have played any role.

Marilou Danley is believed to have lived with Paddock, and Sheriff Lombardo said he used some of her identity documents to check in to the hotel.

(BBC)

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