Las Vegas– A gunman named Stephen Paddock unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outside country music festival, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 515. The Las Vegas incident was the deadliest mass shooting in the modern history of the United States.
The president of the United States Donald Trump called the attack as “an act of pure evil.” He said the FBI, as well as the Department of Homeland Security, are cooperating with local authorities in the investigation. Trump also informed that he is going to visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.
I had found no tie with an international terrorist group said FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse during a press conference Monday morning.
Jason Aldean, a, music star of the country was performing Sunday at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when Paddock opened fire. He was across the street from 32 floors of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Authorities said that officers used explosives to get into the hotel room where the suspect was.
The Man Behind the Las Vegas Shooting: Stephen Paddock
The shooter was found dead at the scene. His name was Stephen Paddock, and he was a 64-year-old, from Mesquite, Nevada. Detectives are still trying to detect Paddock’s reason.
Paddock was found dead by a SWAT team with at least 10 rifles in his hotel room. ATF (the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) says it is organizing an “urgent trace” on the weapons to decide their origins. Paddock brought the weapons into the hotel himself and used “a device similar to a hammer” to break the window at a press conference Monday morning said, Lombardo.
The U.S. Homeland Security Department says there is no “specific credible threat” involving other public places in the U.S. after the gunfire.