Las Vegas gunman named as Stephen Paddock after Mandalay Bay shooting Latest News


Las Vegas gunman named as Stephen Paddock after Mandalay Bay shooting Latest News

The gunman behind the Las Vegas bloodbath has been named as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada, police said.

Armed SWAT police shot dead the gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, where he fired a hail of bullets on concert-goers attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival. 

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said his body was found with multiple firearms and a warrant to search the room and home has been executed. 

Paddock, a white male, had been living in a retirement community and had no criminal past, police told NBC News.

He has been described as a “lone wolf” attacker with no terror connections. His motive for the shooting is not yet known. 

At least 50 people – including two police officers – were killed and 200 injured after the lone gunman opened fire on revellers attending the open air country music festival on Sunday night. 

US President Donald Trump has paid his respects to the victims of the attack, posting to Twitter: “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!”

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IDENTIFIED: The Las Vegas shooter has been named as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Nevada

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PANIC: Revellers flee for their lives as the massacre unfolds in Las Vegas

An Asian woman in her 60s who was travelling with Paddock is being hunted by police in connection with the savage attack.

Police are looking for Marilou Danley, described as 4 ft and 11 inches tall middle class woman, who they believe can help them with the investigation. 

Speaking to the media earlier Lombardo said he was “confident” that police have found the Danley after finding vehicles linked with the shooting. 

He said: “It’s important that you know this invetsigation is going to be long and protracted before we get to the bottom of this. 

“We are confident, but not 100% sure we have located the female person of interest.

“We’ve established a lot in a short period of time.” 

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WANTED: Marilou Danley is being hunted by police in connection with the shooting

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MASSACRE: The gunman opened fire on an open air country music festival

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TAKEN OUT: Police shot dead the gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel

“It is going to be a long and tedious investigation.”

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo

Lombardo added that officers found a number of “rifles” in the room where Paddock – the oldest mass shooter in US history – was gunned down by police. 

He said: “We located numerous firearms within the room that he occupied. All’s we know is that they were rifles.

“We are executing a search warrant on the room.

“We have officers at his residence, and we will be executing a search warrant there also shortly.”

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ATROCITY: At least 50 people were killed in the shooting last night

Thousands of music lovers fled in panic as Paddock sprayed hundreds of bullets from the balcony of his hotel room at around 10pm local time on Sunday night. 

Terrifying video shows panic-stricken revellers, including children, scrambling from the gunfire with blood soaked bodies strewn in their path. 

Hundreds of people were seen fleeing towards McCarran International Airport as burst of gunfire erupted. 

All flights to and from the airport were temporariliy suspended but have now resumed. 

High rolling poker player Dan Bilzerian streamed footage of himself running from gunfire among 40,000 concert-goers at the event.

“Holy f**k this girl just got shot in the f**king head,” he said. “This is so f**king crazy.”

The Foreign Office have issued travel advice for those in the Las Vegas area.

Las Vegas gunman named as Stephen Paddock after Mandalay Bay shooting Latest News

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