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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

More than 400 others were hurt and taken to the hospital, authorities said.

SWAT teams using explosives stormed the gunman’s hotel room in the sleek, gold-colored glass skyscraper and found he had killed himself, authorities said. He had as many as 10 guns with him, including rifles, they said.

There was no word on a motive for the Sunday night attack. But a law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the still-unfolding investigation, said there was no immediate indication it was connected to international terrorism.

In the Mideast, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack and said the gunman was “a soldier” who had converted to Islam months ago. But it provided no evidence.

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing Sunday night at the end of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival in front of a crowd of more than 22,000 when the gunman opened fire from inside the 44-floor Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street.

The gunman was identified as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada. He had checked into the hotel room on Thursday, authorities said.

Paddock’s brother, Eric Paddock, who lives in Florida, told the Orlando Sentinel: “We are completely dumbfounded. We can’t understand what happened.”

In an address to the country, President Donald Trump called the attack “an act of pure evil” and added: “In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one. And it always has.” He ordered flags flown at half-staff.

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said authorities believe it was a “lone wolf” attack. And the U.S. Homeland Security Department said there was no “specific credible threat” involving other public venues in the U.S.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered the support of the FBI and other federal agencies but noted that the investigation is being led by the sheriff in Las Vegas. That was seen as another possible sign the shooting was not believed to be an act of international terrorism.

Las Vegas authorities put out a call for blood donations and set up a hotline to report missing people and speed the identification of the dead and wounded. They also opened a “family reunification center” for people to find loved ones.

Aldean was in the middle of a song when the shots came rapidly: pop-pop-pop-pop. Video showed Aldean stopping and the crowd getting quiet as if it were unsure of what had happened.

The gunman paused and then fired another volley, the muzzle flashes visible from the casino, as victims fell to the ground while others fled in panic. Some hid behind concession stands, while others crawled under parked cars.

Kodiak Yazzie, 36, said the music stopped temporarily when the first shots began and then started up again before the second round of pops sent the performers ducking for cover and fleeing the stage.

“It was the craziest stuff I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Yazzie said. “You could hear that the noise was coming from west of us, from Mandalay Bay. You could see a flash, flash, flash, flash.”

Monique Dumas, of British Columbia, Canada, said she was at the concert, six rows from the stage, when she thought she heard a bottle breaking, then a burst of pops that sounded liked fireworks.

Couples held hands as they ran through the dirt lot. Faces were etched with shock and confusion, and people wept and screamed. Some were bloodied, and some were carried out by fellow concertgoers. Dozens of ambulances took away the wounded, while some people loaded victims into their cars and drove them to the hospital.

Police shut down busy Las Vegas Boulevard, and federal and state authorities converged on the scene. Interstate 15 was briefly closed, and flights at McCarran International Airport were suspended.

Hospital emergency rooms were jammed with the wounded. Rep. Ruben Kihuen, a Democrat whose congressional district includes a portion of Las Vegas, visited a hospital were some of the victims were taken and said: “Literally, every single bed was being used, every single hallway was being used. Every single person there was trying to save a life.”

The dead included at least three off-duty police officers from various departments who were attending the concert, authorities said. Two on-duty officers were wounded, one critically, police said.

“It’s a devastating time,” the sheriff said.

Nearly every inch of the Las Vegas Strip is under video surveillance, much of it set up by the casinos to monitor their properties. That could yield a wealth of material for investigators as they try to piece together the attack.

Hours after the shooting, Aldean posted on Instagram that he and his crew were safe and that the shooting was “beyond horrific.”

“It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night,” the country star said.

Before Sunday, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place in June 2016, when a gunman who professed support for Muslim extremist groups opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people.

Sunday’s shooting came more than four months after a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that killed 22 people. Almost 90 people were killed by gunmen inspired by Islamic State at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris during a performance by Eagles of Death Metal in 2015.

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This story has been corrected to give the right spelling for the last name of Kodiak Yazzie and show that the officer in critical condition was on duty at the time of the shooting.

https://apnews.com/4eeaef2efced49698855 ... -Las-Vegas

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October 2nd, 2017, 11:40 am
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An elderly former accountant with no criminal record or history of mental issues - just doesn't make any sense.

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Apparently, when the police searched his home, they found ANTIFA materials. So, just another case of a whacked out Libtarded mass murderer.


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Well, his dad was a diagnosed psychopath. Also, the behavior of his brother seems red flaggy to me -- parading in front of the media and talking so frankly about it makes me think he has some form of narcissism personality disorder.


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A second shooter?

http://yournewswire.com/hotel-guest-las-vegas-shooter/


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Apparently, when the police searched his home, they found ANTIFA materials. So, just another case of a whacked out Libtarded mass murderer.

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False. Fake News.

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BillySims wrote:
Apparently, when the police searched his home, they found ANTIFA materials. So, just another case of a whacked out Libtarded mass murderer.

Source?


https://www.infowars.com/fbi-source-veg ... ddle-east/


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TheRealWags wrote:
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Apparently, when the police searched his home, they found ANTIFA materials. So, just another case of a whacked out Libtarded mass murderer.

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https://www.infowars.com/fbi-source-veg ... ddle-east/

Infowars?!?!?! :shock: :lol:
How about a credible source?

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Joe Lombardo, the Clark County Sheriff, said he might have been radicalized and they're looking for how. So while a lot of Alex Jones' rants are off the wall, he's usually not wrong when it comes to sources. He's gotten a lot of the inside information about moves in the White House prior to it happening as well.

Paddock made several trips to the Philippines and Isis did accept responsibility and call him a soldier. I know it's easy for them to claim things, but history shows they've only claimed when there's a legitimate connection.

Blue, i wouldn't be surprised if the brother was connected in some way. He was acting paranoid and contradicting himself. Rarely spoke, but made sure to hit both political and religious denials as well as saying he was unfamiliar with how he'd get firearms. Wanted to be in front of the camera, while trying too hard to push the story in another direction.

He was also on anti-depressants known for violent outbursts. Surprise.


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So while a lot of Alex Jones' rants are off the wall, he's usually not wrong when it comes to sources.
Something, something, pizza place child trafficking clinton something.

Sorry, I don't buy anything Alex Jones and his ilk says.

Like I said, you have a credible source, I'll check it out.

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They interviewed a girl at the concert who claimed a woman and man were yelling st the crowd they were going to die in 45 minutes.

Also, where's the hotel surveillance footage? That's a pretty nice, huge place with looooots of cameras. Also, Dude supposedly had 10 bags that bell hops brought up. That doesn't ring a bell?

Did you see most of those rifles? Non-collapsible hunting rifles (fitting in a suitcase? Anyone been hunting with aRemington model 700? Good luck being sneaky with that!) , looking like .270, .308, .30.06, etc...many of which were bolt action or could only hold 5-6 rounds. The few that were equipped with bump stocks were .223s....and even so, that guy must have been an all-pro f'ing reloaded because I surely ain't that skilled.

Also, the angle of the bullet impacts clearly disagree with him being anywhere close to the 30th floor. Simple trig shows some very sketchy stuff going on.

there's a sh!t ton of unanswered questions that make little sense. Also, F that guy and the horse he rode in on, no matter what his motive was.

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There's multiple questions in the whole situation which hopefully will be explained.

1 - The actual shooting lasted 10 minutes.
2 - it took 72 minutes from the first 911 call to them breaching the door. That's 62 minutes to move or get out. They released body cams, but no hotel surveillance yet? or his cameras...
3 - there were cameras outside the door, so he could see anyone approaching. Why commit suicide if you could see where they're coming from and want to commit massive casualties? With ammo and weapons he had, he had the advantage for a prolonged siege. Unless cameras were setup as a delaying tactic.
4 - Room service receipts show orders for 2 guests.
5 - Hotel employees say he checked in Monday, not Thursday.
6 - Cab video audio shows gunshots from multiple locations, not just that room. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb4ndcvoZNs[/youtube]
7 - GF is claiming had no clue any of this was going on. If your significant other suddenly brought home this many guns, that wouldn't set off a warning?
8 - As conversion pointed out, the math is wrong on this.


Also Wags, Infowars didn't do the pizzagate story. That went nuts on reddit. Jones did a summary, but he didn't believe it was related to a single place. That didn't stop the media from making him the fall guy, but if you really go and look at the coverage, there were plenty of other sites that went there. I wouldn't list them as a source, even though they have some credible journalism on their site. Jones is just the mouthpiece.


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Great questions fellas, but yet no one has posted a reputable source with the information you're passing off as factual. It is very early in the investigation, they are not going to release very much info and what we do get is likely leaked (I thought leaks were bad :-k )

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Everything above has been reported by multiple sources. I posted a youtube video directly from the cab. The sheriff himself has said he couldn't have done this alone, and he was likely radicalized and the press conferences are available on all major news networks.


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