What we know so far — Las Vegas shooting

08 Octobre, 2017, 01:43 | Auteur: Gerard Affre
  • Chaos in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo law enforcement were working four separate crime scenes: Paddock's room at the Mandalay Bay hotel, the concert venue, the gunman's house in Mesquite, and another house he owns in northern Nevada which a SWAT team was poised to raid.

Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire with automatic weapons on some 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday night.

The union representing firefighters disclosed that a dozen off-duty firefighters who were attending the music festival were shot while trying to render aid to other spectators, two of them while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on victims.

"We saw bodies down".

A witness, Brianna, speaking to Las Vegas station KSNV claimed a man and a woman had been ejected from the concert because the woman was telling people they were 'all going to die'. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words I can say to take that pain away.

A broken window is seen at The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas, Oct. 2, 2017.

The hotel's lawyer, Marty Kravitz, said Paddock was "unkempt", "slovenly and careless" and "bizarre".

Lombardo said the death toll had risen to 59, while 527 people had been injured. The state does not require licenses, registration or a waiting period for firearms, including semi-automatic rifles.

"I don't think (the loss) had anything to do with (the shooting)", the source said.

"It's a very eerie atmosphere, there are very few people around".

"He never gave any indication or reason to believe he was unstable or unfit at any time", Mr Sullivan said.

Earlier in the day, President Trump, appearing before reporters at the White House, said that he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Federal and Clark County authorities continue to uncover details behind the deadly shooting that happened on Sunday night, in Las Vegas. "There was blood on people and you could see a couple of people in the streets that looked like they had been shot", he said.

The singer also offered his condolences to the victims and ended his note with an appeal.

CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu said "the Intelligence Community is aware of the claim of responsibility by a foreign terrorist organization".

The lawyer noted Paddock "was wearing crappy flip-flops with a beverage in a bag in his hand" when he fell. Stephen Paddock texts his brother Eric and his mother, who live in Florida, to ask how his mother is doing and whether they have power, according to Eric Paddock.

"He liked to play video poker". He got his pilot license and had at least one single-engine aircraft registered in his name.