Las Vegas became a slaughter sight last night. Sunday night 50 people were murdered by a gunman and over 400 were sent to hospital. This is the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.
Two off-duty police officers attending the concert were killed. Another two on-duty Las Vegas Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers were injured during shooting. One in stable condition after surgery, and the other suffered minor injuries.
Country music star Jason Aldean was performing when the shooting began. People attending the concert and performers thought that they heard firecrackers at first until reality set in.
The death toll is expected to rise as the wounded are evaluated. Some are in very critical condition.
The suspect, identified as a 64 year old man, Stephen Paddock. He was a resident of Mesquite. He had checked into the Mandalay Bay Hotel on September 28 as a guest. No motive is known at this time.
Hid family has been contacted in Florida and they seem to be in shock and have no idea of motive.
There are reports that ISIS is claiming that the man converted to Islam and that ISIS is claiming responsibility. Those reports are coming directly from FOX News TV.
President Trump was aware of the situation and is planning to speak around 10:30 AM this morning Eastern time.
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017
The gunman fired on the last day of a 3 day concert, Route 91 Harvest Festival, from a 32nd floor room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The room was later stormed by police and the suspect died of self inflicted wounds. A stockpile of rifles and other automatic weapons and ammunition were still there. He had a camera set up to warn him of when police would get to him.
It is still just after 6:00 AM Las Vegas time and some who live there don’t know that this tragedy has occurred.
Here is a video clip of some of the horror as it occurred.
Active shooters at Mandalay Bay/Route 91 with automatic weapons & people down. Stay away from the Vegas strip! pic.twitter.com/81D6GEEInu
— Justin Aaron Morris (@IAMJUSTINAARON) October 2, 2017
Update: 58 dead, 515 hospitalized.