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Vegas Mass Shooting: What We Know So Far

Jalil Javed

No less than 58 individuals have been slaughtered and hundreds harmed in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas show.

A shooter, named as 64-year-old Nevada inhabitant Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd story of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an outside music celebration went to by 22,000.

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This is the 273rd mass shooting of the year in America

Paddock committed suicide before police raided the room in which 10 firearms were found alongside his body.

Agents have discovered no connection to international terror organisations, in spite of a claim from alleged Islamic State.

FBI Special Agent Aaron Rouse told a news gathering: “We have determined at this point no connection to an international terrorist organisation.”

Islamic State (IS) had claimed to be behind the assault, saying that Paddock had converted to Islam a few months prior.

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Gun sales have risen drastically after the tragedy as Americans fear stricter gun controls to make it harder to purchase recreational and defense weapons

In an address from the White House, President Donald Trump depicted the assault as “Pure Evil”.

He lauded the endeavors of the crisis administrations, saying their “marvelous” speed saved lives, and reported he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The shooting is the deadliest in US history.

Paddock’s  intentions remain hazy, and Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo portrayed the shooting as a “lone wolf” assault.

Police Report

A police report on the incident said the shooting started at 22:08 local time on Sunday (05:08 GMT on Monday). Paddock originated from the residential area of Mesquite, approximately 60 miles (100 km) north-east of Las Vegas, and had dwelled in the inn since 28 September.

Police in Mesquite have looked through his premises and recovered various weapons. Paddock had no overt altercations with the police

Las Vegas police have said that the number of individuals harmed now remains at 515.

Among those murdered was an off-duty police officer.

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Gun Ownership has been on the decline

Prior to this, police declared they were looking for a lady, Marilou Danley, regarding the shooting. Danley, 62, had reportedly been encouraged to leave the country by Paddock, just prior to the shooting. She has since returned to the United States.

In a recent address, Sheriff Lombardo said she had now been situated outside the United States and was not thought to have assumed any part.

Marilou Danley is widely reported to have been living with Paddock in Mesquite, Nevada, but it is unknown when and where the couple had met.

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