The Latest: Las Vegas shooting

October 2, 2017

The latest on the deadliest shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas (all times central):

 

10:53 a.m.

 

In a press conference with authorities, Sherriff Joseph Lombardo said 58 or more were killed in the Las Vegas attack, with as many as 515 injured. The FBI says there is no credible information to back ISIS' claim of responsibility for the attack or that the gunman, Stephen Paddock recently converted to Islam. The Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman, called the gunman a "crazed lunatic full of hate."

 

10:21 a.m.

 

The gunman's brother, Eric Paddock, has confirms to Las Vegas NBC affiliate KNSV that 62-year-old Marilou Danley, who was wanted as a person of interest, was the girlfriend of the gunman, Stephen Paddock. Danley was found to be out of the country and does not seem to have involvement in the shooting, according the LAs Vegas sheriff.

 

10:00 a.m.

 

President Trump Addresses the Nation calling the attack "an act of pure evil," praising first responders. The President has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff, will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday. 

 

9:30 a.m.

 

Without providing any evidence, ISIS claims responsibility for Las Vegas attack; says gunman recently converted to Islam.

 

8:05 a.m.

 

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says as many as 400 were trasnported to local hospital following the Las Vegas shooting.

 


62-year-old Marilou Danley, who was wanted as a person of interest, was found out of the country and does not seem to have involvement in the shooting, Sheriff Lombardo says. Danley is a possible roommate of gunman Stephen Paddock. Witnesses had reported seeing the two together at the hotel. Paddock may have used her identification when checking in to the hotel.

 

Paddock checked into the hotel on Thursday, Sep. 28.

 

6:56 a.m.

 

Police confirm that gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, carried out the shooting from story-32 of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, shooting at those attending the concert and music festival below.

 

6:28 a.m. 

 

President Trump tweets, "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!"

 

 

6:20 a.m.

 

50 dead and 200 were injured in a shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Strip near the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

 

The shooting began as country singer Jason Aldean was performing. 

 

Authorities shuts down portions of the Strip and Interstate 15.

 

The gunman has been killed at identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, NV.

 

Authorities have also identified 62-year-old Marilou Danley, who was wanted as a person of interest. 

 

 

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