Las Vegas Bloodbath: Police Dept. Identifies Mass Murder Suspect in Sunday Night Shooting

As many as 500 victims transported to hospitals; 59 dead
Concert goers suddenly found themselves involved — some fatally — in the worst sniper shooting spree in recent US history.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified the lone suspect involved in the late-night mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip as 64-year-old, Stephen Craig Paddock, a white male from Mesquite, Nevada.

Paddock opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Sunday evening at approximately 10:08 p.m. The victims were across the street attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert when bullets rang out. LVMPD SWAT responded to the call, breached the hotel room and found the suspect dead.

The Clark County Fire Department estimated that approximately 500 people were transported to area hospitals and 59 are dead following Sunday evening’s shooting. Among the dead is an LVMPD officer who was off-duty at the time. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. There were also two on-duty officers injured, one of whom was upgraded recently from critical to stable condition. The other sustained non-life threatening wounds.

This is still an active investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigations is asking for anyone with videos or photos concerning the shooting to call 1-800-CALLFBI or (800) 225-5324.

LVMPD and Clark County Coroner’s Office have set up a hotline for family or friends to report a missing loved one connected to this incident. The hotline is only to take reports on missing people. The number is (866) 535-5654. LVMPD also opened up a family reunification center at its headquarters at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd. in Building B.

The identification process of all of the injured and the deceased will take time, so authorities are asking the public for patience.

Las Vegas Police Facebook page posted the following:

Shooting UPDATE:
Sheriff Joe Lombardo just provided the following details regarding Sunday night’s shooting at the Mandalay Bay Resort:
— There was only ONE SHOOTER.
— The gunman is dead on the 32nd floor of the hotel.
— There were no additional locations.
— 50+ persons are deceased.
— + are injured.
— An associate of the lone gunman is wanted for questioning — identified as Marilou Danley with vehicle information of Hyundai Tucson (unknown color) Nev. plate 114B40, and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring — Nev. plate — 79D401 (corrected).
Please refer to LVMPD’s Twitter feed for additional information and updates.

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Jim Kouri is a member of the Board of Advisors and a former vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida in May 1967. The Association was organized for educational and charitable activities for law enforcement officers in command ranks and supervisory agents of state & federal law enforcement agencies as well as leaders in the private security sector. NACOP also provides funding to small departments, officers and the families of those officers paralyzed and disabled in the line of duty.

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