Las Vegas Police Department has confirmed more than 50 people have been killed and over 200 injured after a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival at the Mandalay Bay. Waking up to news like this really and no this was not the deadliest mass shooting in history, I’ll hit you guys with the facts after this story.
The shooter, named by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who was white, who lived in a retirement community in Vegas. Police confirm a suspect shooter has been killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas..
According to BBC News:
Sheriff Joe Lombardo described the shooting as a “lone wolf” attack. He added that police were now confident they had located a woman, earlier named as Marilou Danley, who was suspected of travelling with the gunman before the attack.
Sheriff Lombardo said he was unable to give accurate details of dead and wounded, but confirmed two off-duty police officers were among those killed.
Witnesses reported that hundreds of shots were fired. Hundreds of people fled the scene and the sound of what appeared to be prolonged automatic gunfire could be heard on videos posted on social media. Many hotels on the Las Vegas strip close to the scene remained on police lockdown and parts of Las Vegas Boulevard were shut.
— Luke Broadlick (@LukeBroadlick) October 2, 2017
They’re now trying to say that this is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History,
Death toll in #LasVegas makes it the deadliest shooting in US history.
Other major shootings:
Virginia Tech: 32
Sandy Hook: 27
— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) October 2, 2017
President Trump tweeted his condolences:
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017
Let’s not forget about this: