Las Vegas shooting: What we know about suspect Stephen Paddock

Stephen Paddock, 64, is the man suspected of opening fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, killing more than 50 people and injuring more than 200, according to police.

 

PHOTO: Police officers advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.

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Cops responded to the scene Sunday night and breached the door to the suspect's room on the 32nd floor. He is now dead. Officials said they did not believe there were any more shooters.

Police said the gunman was believed to be a local resident. The motive was unclear.

 

Las Vegas strip shooting: More than 50 dead, 200 injured after gunman opens fire near Mandalay Bay casino

 

 

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Authorities were looking for a companion of the shooter, Marilou Danley, and authorities later said this morning, "We're confident -- but not 100 percent sure -- we have located the female person of interest." 

 

PHOTO: Authorities are looking for Marilou Danley, who they say is a companion of the Las Vegas shooter.LVMPD

Authorities are looking for Marilou Danley, who they say is a companion of the Las Vegas shooter.

 

Many of the witnesses were attending the final night of a country music concert -- the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival -- which was taking place across the street from Mandalay Bay at the time of the shooting.

 

PHOTO:Las Vegas strip shooting after a gunman opens fire near Mandalay Bay casino, Oct 1, 2017.ABC News

PHOTO:Las Vegas strip shooting after a gunman opens fire near Mandalay Bay casino, Oct 1, 2017.

 

Witnesses described the shooting as "nonstop gunfire."

One video showed the terrifying aftermath as the injured lay on stretchers or on the ground with responders and bystanders surrounding them to give aid. Bystanders made makeshift stretchers out of police barricades, plugged wounds with their hands and used their clothing to try to stanch the bleeding from the wounded.


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