Las Vegas Shooting is the Deadliest Shooting in Modern US History
At least 50 people are dead and 400 are wounded after suspected gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday (Oct. 1).
The horrific incident has become the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
According to witnesses, “nonstop gunfire” began after 10pm during Jason Aldean’s headlining set, which was set to close out the three-day festival. Concertgoers scrambled for their lives as bullets came pouring down from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel where 64-year-old Paddock reportedly fired shots for “about 10-15 minutes,” according to one witness.
Paddock is believed to have checked into the hotel as a guest before opening fire on the festival. He reportedly turned the gun on himself before police arrived.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo described the incident as a “lone wolf” attack and said police had “no idea what his belief system was.”
Las Vegas Police are asking anyone with videos or photos from the scene to contact the Las Vegas FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI.
**UPDATE: As of 11:30 a.m. CST, there have been at least 58 deaths reported and 515 people injured from the incident.