The deadliest shooting in the history of modern United States took place on Sunday night. At least 58 people were killed and more than 515 were hurt in Las Vegas when a gunman opened a fire on a music festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
According to one of the witnesses, the “nonstop gunfire” sent more than 22,000 country music fans scrambling for their lives. Police say the lone suspect had at least 10 rifles when police found him dead in a Mandalay Bay hotel room.
Horrified witnesses stopped, ran, and then jumped into action — hysterically caring for the wounded. As ambulances hurried to the scene, concert-goers made temporary stretchers out of police blockades. They wrought wounds with their bare hands and used their clothing to try to firm each other’s bleeding. At least one man described an alien dying in his arms.
A Las Vegas police officer who was off-duty also were attending the concert. Unfortunately, was among the dead, police told.
In the wake of the gunfire, the Police Department of Las Vegas said authorities responded to a hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, where police said the suspect gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was dead. Police said they believe Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, killed himself prior to police entry.
The reason was unclear. A senior law execution official told that so far there is no connection to international terror.
The suspected shooter’s brother Eric Paddock, told: “We have no idea how or why this happened.” He also added: “As far as we know, Steve was perfectly fine.”
Authorities firstly said they were looking to speak with a girlfriend of the gunman, Marilou Danley.
Later, the Police said this morning that “detectives have made contact with her and do not believe she is involved with the shooting.” Police said that she is out of the country and it’s supposed the suspect was using some of her identification.
The resort said in a statement that “law enforcement requested that we put hotels in the vicinity on lockdown to ensure guest safety.”
Police announced that family and friends looking for their loved ones can call 1-866-535-5654.
Donald Trump spoke to the public this morning, calling the gunfire “an act of pure evil.”
Trump said he is going to visit Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with first responders, law enforcement, and families of victims.
“In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one,” Trump said.
The president also added, “In memory of the fallen, I have directed that our great flag is flown at half-staff.”
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement, “The investigation into the horrific shooting last night in Las Vegas is ongoing.”
Sessions said: “To the many families whose lives have been changed forever by this heinous act, we offer you our prayers and our promise that we will do everything in our power to get justice for your loved ones. A tragic & heinous act of violence has shaken the #Nevada family. Our prayers are the victims & all affected by this act of cowardice.”