Las Vegas Shooting – An exact number of deaths and wounded is not known yet. However, the police reported that there are at least 50 deaths and more than 200 injured.
The press conference earlier that day when the exact numbers were not known:
The perpetrator shot into the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with an automatic weapon The name of the shooter is Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old man from Las Vegas. His reasons for doing something like this are still unknown.
A woman named Marilou Danley is still being sought by the authorities. She was traveling with the perpetrator. What their precise relationship is and what she has to do with the shooting is not known yet.
Marilou Danley is being sought for questioning re the investigation into the active shooter incident. If seen please call 9-1-1! pic.twitter.com/Z83XvcHejH
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) 2 oktober 2017
The police are also searching for two cars that may be related to the perpetrator. It is a red Hyundai Tucson and a Chrysler Pacifica.
The 64-year-old was later found dead in his hotel room. The police suspect that he committed suicide. It is also clear that the man had ten different weapons. He acted alone and did not have a terrorist motive. The man was also not known to the police.
The 64-year-old Paddock shot at visitors of the country festival Route 91 Harvest, which took place next to the shooter’s hotel. To CNN, several witnesses talk about the shooting. One of them is the festivals visitor, Rachel Dekerf: “We were near the stage when people suddenly jumped to the ground. We do not know if they were hit or if they tried to escape. The shooting took around 10 to 15 minutes. We were forced to run for our lives. ”
Country singer Jason Aldean was performing when the shooting started. “Today was terrible. I still do not know what to say, but I want to let you know that both my crew and myself are safe. It hurts me that this had to happen to people who just wanted to enjoy the music and wanted a nice evening, “he comments on Instagram.