A gunman reportedly opened fire on a country music concert outside the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday evening.
Fifty-plus people are confirmed dead and there are 200-plus reported injured. One suspect named as Stephen Paddock is confirmed dead by Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Las Vegas Police have closed I-15 from Tropicana to Russell Road, and are asking people on the Strip to avoid the area. Reports indicate at least one gunman opened fire on crowds gathered for the Route 91 Harvest country music fest.
Update — 9:08 a.m. PDT: Crowd size at the Route 91 festival estimated at 22,000:
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Update — 9:03 a.m. PDT:
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Update — 6:02 a.m. PDT:
BREAKING: Police: Las Vegas shooter killed himself prior to their entry into his hotel room.
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Update — 6:01 a.m. PDT: Audio of the police breaching the suspect’s door:
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Update — 5:43 a.m. PDT: Photos from the scene of the attack:
A man in a wheelchair is taken away from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Update — 5:40 a.m. PDT: “The Clark County Fire Department estimated that approximately 406 people were transported to area hospitals and 50 are dead following Sunday evening’s shooting.”
Update — 5:38 a.m. PDT: Conflicting info — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department states in a press release that officers found Paddock dead in his hotel room when they breached the door.
Update — 5:20 a.m. PDT: First photo released of Paddock:
Las Vegas Undersheriff Kevin McMahill reports on CNN that there were at least 8 guns in the shooter's Mandalay Bay Hotel room.
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Update — 5:11 a.m. PDT: According to USA Today, law enforcement found a “cache of weapons” in Paddock’s hotel room. Law enforcement clarified which floor of the hotel he was shooting from and said they have not yet determined a motive for the attack:
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said officers determined the gunshots were coming from a room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay complex on the Las Vegas Strip. Officers stormed the room and killed the suspect, Lombardo said.
“Right now, we believe it’s a sole actor, a lone-wolf-type actor,” Lombardo said. He said a motive for the shooting had not yet been determined.
Update — 5:06 a.m. PDT: Police have located Paddock’s roommate Marilou Danley and no longer consider her a person of interest.
Roommate of shooter Stephen Paddock is Australian citizen Marilou Danley lived Gold Coast left oz 20 years ago https://t.co/pDyNJzYO3l
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