Gunman Kills at Least 50 Las Vegas Concert Goers

  • Pito.News
  • Oct 02, 2017 at 18:10
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A woman cries while hiding inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar after a mass shooting in which dozens were killed at the Route 91 Harvest country festival on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Police in Las Vegas, Nevada say a man opened fire on a country music concert late Sunday, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 515 others, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

President Donald Trump called it an "act of pure evil."

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police identified the shooter as 64-year-old white male Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada. The gunman attacked the crowd of over 22,000 from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino, located across the street from the outdoor venue where videos showed concertgoers ducking for cover, screaming and running as the repeated shots rang out.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said SWAT officers breached the shooter's hotel room and found him dead. He said it is believed that Paddock killed himself. Police also found at least 10 rifles in his room.

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