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A quick rundown of the Las Vegas shooting, the most deadly in U.S. history

POSTED: October 3, 2017 11:49 a.m.
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On Sunday night, at least 58 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured in a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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On Sunday night, at least 58 people were killed and at least 515 others were injured in a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Police say the gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, was found dead in his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino after the shooting.

According to the associated press, the alleged gunman, a 64-year-old retiree, unleashed a hail of bullets from the 32 floor of the hotel on an outdoor country music festival below.

"What we are going to try to do as best we can is to get our first responders back on their feet and responding and conducting a proper investigation to ensure that we have the safety of this community at heart," Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.

We’ve collected the latest news being shared across the internet about the shooting to give you a rundown of what you need to know.

The deadliest mass shooting: The death toll topped the number killed in the June 2016 shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, according to ABC News.

That mass shooting left 49 dead. Before that attack, a student at Virginia Tech killed 32 people before killing himself in 2007, ABC News reported.

The suspect: According to The Washington Post, not much is known about Paddock. Police said he lived in Mesquite, Nevada, with a woman, who was found outside the country. Police do not believe she was involved in the shooting.

“We have no idea what his belief system was,” Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said, according to The Washington Post. “Right now, we believe he was the sole aggressor, and the scene is static.”

Family members have opened up about Paddock, who kept a low profile, according to CNN. The suspect previously worked as an accountant.

Islamic State: According to the Associated Press, the Islamic State claimed the shooter "converted to Islam months ago."







FBI: The FBI said there's no evidence that Paddock's attack was associated with international terrorism.

Videos: Plenty of raw footage from the shooting have emerged online. One from Digg shows the first moments of the shooting as country singer Jason Aldean peforms. The music stops amid a spray of bullets, sending the entire concert into chaos.

Eye-witness accounts: Concertgoer Ivetta Saldana told the Las Vegas Review-Journal she attended the event. She thought she heard fireworks, which turned out to be gunshots.

“It was a horror show,” she told the Review-Journal. “People were standing around, then they hit the floor.”

Hoaxes: Careful about what news you read online. According to BuzzFeed News, “trolls started flooding social media with fake information” right after the shooting. The hoaxes include fake victims, as well as a link to a fake Instagram account of the alleged shooter. You can see a full list at BuzzFeed.

President Donald Trump responds: President Trump tweeted his response to the shooting:







More responses: National and international public figures shared their thoughts and condolences for the families affected.











































Country star reveals more: Country singer Jake Owen, who had been playing alongside Aldean during the show, told CNN some more details about the shooting, including how he rushed to his tour bus. He said the method of the gunman reminded him of “shooting fish in a barrel.”







Donating blood: CNN reported that people are already donating blood in Las Vegas. Shanda Maloney said she saw the reports of the shooting and then rushed outside to give people rides who needed them. She arrived at the United Blood Blank on Monday at 4:30 a.m. to donate blood.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department offered a tip on how others can donate blood if interested:







Here are some more locations:







Need more news?: Journalism strategist Victor Hernandez put together a Twitter list of all local Las Vegas reporters. View that list for the latest updates on the situation in Las Vegas.

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