More than 50 people were killed and 200 wounded when a gunman opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas, police said on Monday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The gunman, who was killed after armed police responded to the shooting, had been identified as a local man called Stephen Paddock, 64, said Las Vegas Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.
Trump praised the agencies for the speedy action, which saved many lives. He said hundreds of citizens are mourning the loss and it is impossible to imagine their pain. Trump will fly to Vegas on Wednesday to meet the victims and first responders.
Oct 2, 2017 8:21 pm (IST)
Trump expressed sadness, shock and grief over the Vegas massacre. “It was an act of pure evil,” he said, adding that all law enforcement agencies are working round the clock.
Oct 2, 2017 8:18 pm (IST)
US President Donald Trump is expected to address the public any moment now. He had earlier tweeted condolences to the victims’ families. “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” he had written.
Oct 2, 2017 8:13 pm (IST)
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the shooting that killed at least 50 people and wounded over 400 in Las Vegas early on Monday, and said the attacker had converted to Islam a few months ago. "The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition," the group's news agency Amaq said in reference to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group in the Middle East.
Oct 2, 2017 8:12 pm (IST)
More than 400 victims were taken to hospital after a mass shooting in Las Vegas which left 50 people dead, police said today. Approximately 406 people were transported to area hospitals, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement which also put the toll from Sunday night's shooting at 50. Police had previously said at least 50 people had been killed at the country music festival and put the number of injured at more than 200. It was not immediately clear if the 406 included anyone who was later pronounced dead in hospital.
Nevada sheriff says at least 50 people dead and at least 200 injured in LasVegasconcert shooting. We have located the female person of interest in the deadly shooting at a LasVegas outdoor concert, he says. Nevada sheriff identifies LasVegas resident Stephen Paddock as the dead man suspected of opening fire on concert.
Oct 2, 2017 3:43 pm (IST)
The sheriff says they believe this was a "lone wolf" attack but said they are looking for a roommate of the dead suspect as a person of interest.
Oct 2, 2017 3:41 pm (IST)
A Nevada sheriff says one on-duty officer is in critical condition and another was wounded in the Las Vegas concert shooting that left more than 20 people dead.
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says two off-duty officers have died.
Oct 2, 2017 3:40 pm (IST)
Officers confronted the suspect on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street from the concert, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. Authorities say the man died. Police did not release the suspect's name but said he was a local resident.
Oct 2, 2017 2:34 pm (IST)
The police are also looking for a woman who was apparently accompanying the shooter on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Oct 2, 2017 2:28 pm (IST)
An eyewitness recounts that she initially thought it was the fireworks, but when they (gunshots) kept coming, she realised it was shooting.
Oct 2, 2017 2:23 pm (IST)
Las Vegas shooter was local man, companion sought: police