The article has been updated to indicate 500 plus, not 200, were transported to the hospital. The killer shot himself, he was not killed by the police. Also his wife is not believed to be a suspect.
“A woman came out and told us everyone was going to die”, said a concert goer. Over 50 people have died and more than 500 were hurt over a period of 6 to 15 minutes of shooting at a country concert of 22,000 people in the Vegas strip. It is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Woman celebrating 21st birthday was in front row. Says another woman came during show & told everyone they were going to die. pic.twitter.com/kwe00GMmqR
— Ryan McKinnell (@RyanMcKinnell) October 2, 2017
The shooting began at 10 pm by a man well-known to authorities in Vegas. The shooter had 10 rifles, perhaps 19 weapons, 2 platforms and cameras set up to see First Responders.
Some reports say he refitted an AR-15.
The 64-year old man living in a local retirement community was named Stephen Paddock. He began shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel into country concert goers at about 10 pm with what sounded like an automatic weapon. If he did have a Class 3 weapon, it was likely illegal.
Paddock had been in his room at the Mandalay since September 28th, last Thursday.
The shooter killed himself before police got to him. He is dead.
His wife Marylou Danley, 62 years of age, was out of the country and likely not involved according to Sheriff Lombardo at 6 am Vegas time [This was edited when the announcement came out. The article originally read she was a suspected accomplice but it seems her husband was using her IDs.]
Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, the killer, has a brother named Eric Paddock who called in to media outlets to say there was no indication this would happen. His brother had no religious or political affiliations that would account for this attack, he said. Paddock’s mother lives in Orlando near her son, Eric. They don’t understand it.
The killer has lived on Babbling Brook Court in Mesquite, Nevada, since June 2016. He previously lived in Reno, Nevada, from 2011 to 2016, and also had an address in Melbourne, Florida, from 2013 to 2015. He has also lived in Henderson, Nevada, and several locations in California since 1990. He was born April 9, 1953.
The horrific sequence of events unfolded when the active shooter unleashed rapid gunfire at the country concert near the popular Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas strip, sending panicked crowds fleeing throughout the area. Jason Aldean was playing but wasn’t injured. He is very shaken and anxious to get home and hug his tiny child and grateful he can, he said.
Police – our brave first responders – ran to the location of the shooting. The killer is dead, from a self-inflicted wound.
The President, the Vice President and Ivanka Trump have tweeted their condolences and are praying for the victims.
ALL VIDEOS ARE GRAPHIC
The chilling moment the firing broke out.
EYEWITNESS: Chilling footage of moment active shooter opened fire on concert goers near Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/7OfAwg0ReO
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 2, 2017
Professional poker player Dan Bilzerian, who was at the event, streamed footage of himself running. Noises that could be helicopters or gunfire could be heard in the background.
‘Holy f**k this girl just got shot in the f**king head,’ he said, ‘This is so f**king crazy.’
RAW VIDEO: Gunman Open Fires Killing At Least 50 In Las Vegas Sunday Night pic.twitter.com/H9kh9B54GX
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 2, 2017
Sheriff Lombardo addressed the shooting attack into the country music audience.
“We believe it’s a solo actor. A lone wolf,” Lombardo said. “We are comfortable that the primary aggressor in this event has expired or passed away and is no longer a threat.”
— Boston🇺🇸Bobblehead (@DBloom451) October 2, 2017
The brutality is insane
— ©ⁿ (@chuckynachos) October 2, 2017
The scene as the shooting went on
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 2, 2017
The alleged accomplice has been all but cleared
Marilou or Marylou Danley’s believed to be the shooter’s wife. Her Facebook profile reads, “Proud mom and grandma who lives life to the fullest.” Her last public post was an update of her profile picture in August. She had posted numerous photos of herself. Friends commented on her looks, and she wrote under one, “Thanks …That was taken at Wiltshire Roof Top Restaurant in L.A.”
In 2016, she wrote in the comment thread under a photo, “…Kuha Sa Jumeira Beach, Dubai.” She also wrote under that photo, “That’s a beautiful City except it’s hot. Will be back there next year to visit my niece.”
She had attended a concert at Mandalay Bay in the past and was once a high-limit hostess at Club Paradise at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa from 2010 to 2013.
Victims were shot down, ducked in place, and ran