Terror in Las Vegas: 50+ Dead, 200+ Wounded

By; Zack Duvall

 

A deadly Sunday night shooting at a Las Vegas concert has left over 50 concert-goers dead and at least 200 more wounded.

According to authorities on scene, Stephan Paddock,64, opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel with at least one fully-automatic weapon  starting at roughly 10 pm local time on Sunday night as the country singer Jason Aldean was performing his part of the show.

Initial reports from law enforcement officials have said that although they believe Paddock was acting alone as a “lone wolf”, they have also taken his roommate, Marilou Danley, into custody for questioning on the shooting, but only described her as an “associate” of Paddock’s and not a suspect in the investigation itself.

Although authorities have not released a motive, they have indicated that they do not believe the suspect was tied to any global militant or Islamic extremist groups.

“We have no idea what his belief system was. Right now, we believe he was the sole aggressor and the scene is static.” Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters at an initial press conference about the shooting.

Preliminary death toll rates place the number of fatalities at well over 50, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office says that number is likely to rise.

“I don’t want to give you an accurate number because I don’t have it yet.” Lombardo told reporters.

Las Vegas law enforcement has executed a search warrant of the gunman’s apartment, and while details of the search of not been released,  officials say that “multiple firearms” were found.

*Further Developments Will Be Added As Information Becomes Available*

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