Las Vegas shooting - what we know so far

Las Vegas shooting - what we know so far

At least 59 people were killed and 527 injured when a man opened fire at an outdoor concert

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The scene in front of the stage following a mass shooting in which at least 59 people were killed.
Photo: Reuters

Here's what we know about the Las Vegas shooting so far:

  • At least 59 people were killed and 527 injured when a man opened fire on a crowd attending an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
  • Officers found the shooter dead with 17 guns, including automatic rifles and guns in the style of AR-15s and AK-47s, on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
  • Stephen Paddock, a gambler, had set up attack points in a corner suite of the hotel, knocking out two windows to stage the attack from different directions.
  • The incident was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
  • Shooter used a ‘bump-stock’ device to speed the rate of fire.
  • The shooter’s father was a bank robber who was constantly running from the law, but before this, Paddock had no run-ins with the law as far as we know.
  • Isis claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • The FBI says Paddock had no known links to any international terror groups, and was believed to have acted alone.
  • According to The Guardian there have been 1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days in the United States.

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