Las Vegas Police are investigating a horrific mass shooting that occurred at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip late on Sunday night.
Jason Aldean was the last act performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when a gunman started firing indiscriminately into the crowd of thousands from above a hotel room at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino across the street from the outdoor concert venue.
One concertgoer was recording the concert when the shots first rang 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
Many of the thousands of attendees also recorded and posted the disturbing scenes on social media.
People duck for cover at the sound of gunfire in Las Vegas. At least 20 have died in a shooting on Sunday night https://t.co/N9l2h2BdRt pic.twitter.com/bXVeX1WFxu
— CNN (@CNN) October 2, 2017
Dramatic video shows people scramble for cover as gunfire rings out in Las Vegas. "We'll get trampled if we stay." https://t.co/KiJlpQJx5E pic.twitter.com/4a5PJwI6Ty
— ABC News (@ABC) October 2, 2017
The weapon was possibly fully automatic, as thousands of shots were fired over the 5-10 minutes of shooting. Within 2 hours police had found the suspect and confirmed he was dead.
Confirming that one suspect is down. This is an active investigation. Again, please do not head down to the Strip at this time.
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
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After initial reports of several active shooters, the LVMPD confirmed it was a lone gunman, said to be a local resident.
At this time we do not believe there are any more shooters. More information to come shortly from @Sheriff_LVMPD.
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
The killer has been revealed as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old local resident.
BREAKING NEWS: Police name Stephen Paddock, age 64, as Las Vegas shooting suspect. He was killed by police. https://t.co/9UIeDKeODd pic.twitter.com/BltWyNc86h
— CNN (@CNN) October 2, 2017
NEW: Police have found person of interest Marilou Danley, now known to be Stephen Paddock's wife. https://t.co/4yjQ033kOX pic.twitter.com/h1U4bsbfKF
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 2, 2017
As of 7am eastern, police could only report that there were more than 50 deaths and over 200 injured – the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The dead included 2 off-duty police officers from out of town and the injured included 2 on-duty LVPD.
BREAKING: Nevada sheriff says off-duty officers attending Las Vegas country music festival have died. https://t.co/OHehwdHNM9
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 2, 2017
This is a horrific tragedy. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. The motive of the shooter is not yet known.
Please take a moment now to join us in prayer for the victims of the Vegas shooting.
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The shooter, who doesn’t deserve to have their name mentioned, is from Mesquite, Nevada.
That city is adjacent to the BLM land that Cliven Bundy illegally occupied. Maybe they were friends?
Was he at least a closet raghead? Or just a deranged democrat?
The first burst is not an AR15, it’s an AK 47, full auto. The kind terrorists use. It makes a very distinctive sound. I did hear what could have been a 5.56, but it was on single fire with rapid trigger pulls. The AR15/M4 on full automatic fires 6 rounds per second. AR15 full autpmatic weapons aren’t made. You can get parts to rework them for full automatic, but the government keeps close eye on the people who order the parts.
It is a total lie that they know nothing about this man. They interviewed his brother. His brother would be able to say if he had a mental illness; if he was in the military; what his occupation was, what his family life is like. He would be able to say how many brothers & sisters he had, if his parents were still living; if he were married, if he had children, where he went to school, etc, etc. How dare they say they are investigating when they had this information and far more at their fingertips. Why hasn’t any media person interviewed the brother, found out about his friends and family and interview them. We are sitting here listening to this bull for hours, and they have not told us one salient fact. That is our news for you. NO FACTS. Only interviews “how people felt.” Why don’t they find out where the victims were when they got shot, and if they were a great distance from each other, etc. I heard two guns shooting. Did he have two guns in his hands,, or were there two shooters?
I think he was set up and killed where did he get all the ammo and guns?
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BE PREPARED OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES . . . FOREVER.
James Allwn Wyatt, Jr., 11/27/1937; Miss. State Univ. Class of 1961
Convenient that the gunman is always killed off to end any story line or speculation. Allows whoever orchestrated it to steer the “narrative” and blame who the boogieman of the day is.
Was the guy white? Thats all the MSM will see and somehow connect it to Trump.
I fear the unrelenting hate speech from the progressive left, against any and all Americans who did not Support Hillary. from the television show ‘The View’ to the NYT, to the national media, to the hollywood movers and shakers, to millionaire football and, basketball players all
spreading hate focused on we, the people, we the deplorables, as Clinton named us.
The drum beat is incessant, Al Sharpton, jesse jackson, the black caucus, La raza, the BLM, the NAACP all attack those Americans who are white. (some 74%)
Berkley, Evergreen college, Harvard, and their uniform dislike of our freedom of speech have left white americans with out recourse. Progressive liberal librarians dening books for kids ( Dr. Suess?)as ‘passe’ , filled with racism and misogyny.’and sexism.
Our churches are ridiculed, our donations are ‘not enough, and no fast enough.’ BLM requests all white citizens hand over their homes to black citizens
5 year olds are forced by their black school teacher to sit thrun the pledge of allegiance as a form of protest against white privilege.
These pointed attacks by people of a given race, ethnicity, religion or political beliefs have one thing in common. Extreme racism. (thank you Obama’s) extreme hate, and all have the same consequences.
The people who founded America, the people who wrote our declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States are under attack. The people who wrote the laws of this nation, who established the form of governance, who created the very social structure of the US are under attack.
Las Vegas is yet another example of what happens when a disturbed individual hears nothing but hate, directed at a very specific group.
As I write this, I do not know what religion, what race, what political beliefs this shooter had. I do know who the victims were. Americans.
I also know that if these aforementioned people insist on the drum beat of hate, of anger, of being known as ‘deplorables’ sooner or later, Americans who are the victims of all this hate , of all this labeling will respond, in kind. When Joy, and Whoopi are hauled off set in body bags, don’t be surprised, they demanded this, they orchestrated this, they died as they lived, by anger, and hate, and violence.
Is it Religion of Peace, Antifa or BLM?
Well, his “girlfriend” was from Indonesia, a nation which has more muzzies than any other nation on Earth, including Saudi Arabia.
“Alex (Keith), I’ll take ‘Religion of Peace’ for one thousand.”
I do believe, Karen, you’ve chosen the right door and we’ll find that “prize” behind door number one