Las Vegas shooting suspect dead, Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, NV

At least 58 dead, 515 shooting

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (ABC4 Utah, ABC News) -- Authorities in Las Vegas are releasing new information about a shooting incident along the Vegas Strip late Sunday night that killed at least 58 people, injuring approximately 515. Witnesses say hundreds of people fled from the scene of a country music outdoor festival going on outside Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

According to ABC News, authorities say a gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas opened fire on an outdoor music festival across the street, killing at least 50 people - including two off-duty police officers - and wounding more than 200. Officers confronted the suspect there and he was killed.  Authorities identified the suspect as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, believed to be a Las Vegas area local.

Police say it was a "lone wolf" attack, a single shooter situation. The motive is unknown.

Investigators say they are confident that they have found a woman they were seeking, identified as Marilou Danley, who was believed to be traveling with Paddock. She is described as an Asian woman, about 4/11 in height. Police were also looking for two vehicles, a Hyundai Tucson with Nevada license plate 114-B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring with Nevada plates 79D-401.

 

 


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