This is the first image of the suspected gunman who killed at least 50 people when he opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas early morning October, 2nd.
64-year-old Stephen Paddock has been named as the shooter who shot dead crowds of revellers at a country music event on the city’s world famous strip.
More than 50 people are dead and over 200 others are injured after a gunman opened fire on music festival revellers on the Las Vegas Strip .
Crowds were enjoying the Route 91 Harvest country music festival when the shooter reportedly started spraying bullets from a hotel balcony.
As terrified revellers fled for their lives, officials received reports of an “active” gunman and patrol vehicles descended on the popular US Strip.
Some officers were seen taking cover behind their vehicles, while others carrying assault rifles ran into the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) later confirmed that one suspect was dead and that he is believed to have acted alone.
Sheriff Lombardo described how the gunman had been apprehended by police at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. He was shot dead by police on the 32nd floor.
This is considered the deadliest mass shooting on American soil.
As one could imagine, there were many cellphone videos being taken from patrons attending the music festival. Some of those videos captured the moment the Paddock started shooting. It is reported that Paddock shot bullets from a semi-automatic assault rifle for roughly four and half minutes straight.
Such a horrific, senseless tragedy. Our hearts go out to all the victims and those affected by this man’s horrible actions.
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