Deadliest Mass Shooting in US History: Vegas Death Toll hits 58, More than 500 Injured

Last edited 2nd October 2017

Deadliest Mass Shooting in US History: Vegas Death Toll hits 58, More than 500 Injured

The IS group claimed the 64-year-old Nevada man behind the Sunday night massacre, Stephen Craig Paddock, was one of its "soldiers" but the FBI said it had found no such connection so far.

Police said Paddock, a retired accountant, killed himself before a SWAT team breached his room in the Mandalay Bay hotel overlooking the venue for the country music concert.

President Donald Trump denounced what he called "an act of pure evil" and said he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Consular staff from across the US are helping in the search for any Australians caught up in the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting.

No Australians have so far been identified as dead or injured but Australian authorities are working with their Canadian and British counterparts and contacting hospitals.

"We've increased our consular staff in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas. We are sending staff from our Washington embassy, experienced consular staff," Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told ABC radio on Tuesday.

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters at least eight rifles had been recovered from the gunman's hotel room. Paddock was believed to be a "lone wolf" assailant who acted alone, Lombardo said, declining to speculate as to what may have motivated the attack. "I can't get into the mind of a psychopath at this point," he said.


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Albert Sellaman
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Albert Sellaman wrote at 6:45pm on October 9th 2017
Can anyone guess who was really behind the shooting in Vegas. ????

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