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  At least 58 people have been killed at a concert in Las Vegas making it the worst mass shooting in U.S history.
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<strong><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41466116">At least 58 people</a> were killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The death toll makes the incident the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2017/oct/02/las-vegas-two-dead-in-mandalay-bay-casino-shooting-latest-updates">deadliest</a> mass shooting in U.S. history.</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41466116">At least 58 people</a> were killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The death toll makes the incident the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2017/oct/02/las-vegas-two-dead-in-mandalay-bay-casino-shooting-latest-updates">deadliest</a> mass shooting in U.S. history.</strong>
https://twitter.com/LVMPD/status/914801856185999361 https://twitter.com/LVMPD/status/914801856185999361
The gunman fired from the <a href="https://apnews.com/4eeaef2efced49698855d13830de3327/Shooting-on-Las-Vegas-Strip-kills-20,-wounds-more-than-100">32nd</a> floor of a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip into an open-air music festival across the street. The country musical festival, Route 91 Harvest, was <a href="https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Press%20Releases/PO%20235%2010-02-17.pdf">attended by more than 22,000</a> people. The gunman fired from the <a href="https://apnews.com/4eeaef2efced49698855d13830de3327/Shooting-on-Las-Vegas-Strip-kills-20,-wounds-more-than-100">32nd</a> floor of a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip into an open-air music festival across the street. The country musical festival, Route 91 Harvest, was <a href="https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Press%20Releases/PO%20235%2010-02-17.pdf">attended by more than 22,000</a> people.
Police named the attacker as Stephen Paddock, 64, but did not offer any information on a potential motive. Police named the attacker as Stephen Paddock, 64, but did not offer any information on a potential motive.
An off-duty Las Vegas police officer was among the dead, according to police. The force said <a href="https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Press%20Releases/PO%20235%2010-02-17.pdf">more than 400 people were transported</a> to local hospitals after the incident. An off-duty Las Vegas police officer was among the dead, according to police. The force said <a href="https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Press%20Releases/PO%20235%2010-02-17.pdf">more than 400 people were transported</a> to local hospitals after the incident.
Police initially said Paddock was shot and killed by officers. However, the department later said officers responding to the incident found the suspect dead in his hotel room. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department<a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-lasvegas-shooting/at-least-20-killed-at-shooting-rampage-at-las-vegas-concert-idUKKCN1C70FZ"> described</a> the suspect as a local man who was believed to have acted alone. Police initially said Paddock was shot and killed by officers. However, the department later said officers responding to the incident found the suspect dead in his hotel room. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department<a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-lasvegas-shooting/at-least-20-killed-at-shooting-rampage-at-las-vegas-concert-idUKKCN1C70FZ"> described</a> the suspect as a local man who was believed to have acted alone.
Police <a href="https://twitter.com/LVMPD/status/914782708831625216">said they were looking to question a woman named Marilou Danley</a> in relation to the investigation. However, CNN and Fox News <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-lasvegas-shooting/at-least-50-dead-more-than-400-hurt-in-las-vegas-concert-attack-idUKKCN1C70FZ">have reported</a> police forces now regard her as unrelated to the case. Police <a href="https://twitter.com/LVMPD/status/914782708831625216">said they were looking to question a woman named Marilou Danley</a> in relation to the investigation. However, CNN and Fox News <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-lasvegas-shooting/at-least-50-dead-more-than-400-hurt-in-las-vegas-concert-attack-idUKKCN1C70FZ">have reported</a> police forces now regard her as unrelated to the case.
Police have also located two cars thought to have belonged to the dead suspect. Police have also located two cars thought to have belonged to the dead suspect.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump tweeted: “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” U.S. President Donald J. Trump tweeted: “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!”
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/914810093874671617 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/914810093874671617
The Islamic State <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lasvegas-shooting/lone-gunman-kills-58-injures-hundreds-in-las-vegas-concert-attack-idUSKCN1C70FU">claimed responsibility</a> for the attack on their Aamaq news website, referring to the assailant as “Abu Abd el-Bar al-Amriki," which translates to "the American". Authorities have <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/10/02/police-shut-down-part-of-las-vegas-strip-due-to-shooting/?utm_term=.7135217af2df">found no evidence</a> of the mass shooting being connected to the militant group or any other terror organization.    perpetrator as a lone-wolf.  The Islamic State <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lasvegas-shooting/lone-gunman-kills-58-injures-hundreds-in-las-vegas-concert-attack-idUSKCN1C70FU">claimed responsibility</a> for the attack on their Aamaq news website, referring to the assailant as “Abu Abd el-Bar al-Amriki," which translates to "the American". Authorities have <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/10/02/police-shut-down-part-of-las-vegas-strip-due-to-shooting/?utm_term=.7135217af2df">found no evidence</a> of the mass shooting being connected to the militant group or any other terror organization.
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