60+ Dead and 515+ injured

At least 60 people are dead an more than 500 injured following the shooting.

Police this morning confirmed that the shooter shot himself before the authorities blasted open the door to the Mandaley Bay hotel room where he had sequestered himself.

Paddock shot at a crowd standing together for a country music concert. Police searched for Marilou Danley, eventually found her and she was interviewed and released.

[Above]  Photo of Geary and Marilou Danley (Marilou’s husband Geary had nothing to do with the shooting).  Marilou’s companion Stephen Paddock was the Las Vegas shooter.

Danley is described as Asian, around 4ft 11ins tall, and she is said to weigh around 111lbs. Police put out an all points bulletin for her cars, a Hyundai Tucson Nevada with registration number 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Nevada, registration number 79D401.  She has since been found, interviewed and released.

On Sunday night, at around 10 p.m. local time, a suspected lone gunman identified as Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest country music festival, killing at least 50 people and injuring at least 400 others. Victims’ names have yet to be released, but Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo has confirmed that one officer was killed and another remains in critical condition.

Paddock’s companion Marilou Danley

Paddock was found dead by officers in a hotel room on the 32nd floor; he reportedy took his own life.

The massacre is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Reports are continuing to pour in, but here’s what we know about the alleged shooter and a female companion, person of interest Marilou Danley, in the case so far.

1. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, was a 64-year-old local man from Mesquite, Nevada, and was “known by police.”

2.  Paddock used a fully automatic weapon. Additionally, upon searching the suspect’s home, officers found several weapons.

3. According to Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo, the motive remains unclear but is not suspected to be terrorism, meaning it was likely not associated with a political or religious aim.

“No,” said Sheriff Lombardo, when asked the massacre was a suspected “act of terrorism.”

“Not at this point,” he said. “We believe it was a local individual. He resides here locally. I’m not at liberty to give you his place of residence yet, because it’s an ongoing investigation, we don’t know what his belief system was at this time. … Right now we believe he is the sole aggressor at this point and the scene is static.”

Eric Paddock is the Las Vegas shooter’s younger brother. He lies repeatedly in this video. 

4. Paddock was suspected to be the lone gunman, but officers have identified and found a person of interest, the shooter’s female companion Marilou Danley.

Paddock built two platforms in the room at each window so that he could stand high in the room and shoot down at the crow of 22,000+.  This was a deliberate act.





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