FIFTY dead and 200 injured as gunman with terrifying arsenal of weapons opens fire on packed Vegas music festival from 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel: Shooter killed and ‘companion’ caught
- At least 50 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in the worst mass shooting in US history
- Shooter identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, who opened fire from 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel
- Officers said Paddock was shot dead inside a hotel room alongside an ‘arsenal’ of weapons
- Cops have located Marilou Danley, described as Paddock’s ‘companion’ and roommate, for questioning
Police say the shooter was 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, described as a local man, who opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Village from a room across the street in the Mandalay Bay Hotel shortly after 10pm.
Officers say Paddock was shot and killed after they breached a room in the hotel, where he had stashed an ‘arsenal’ of weapons used during the massacre.
Investigators are now raiding the Mesquite home he shared with Marilou Danley, described as his ‘companion’, who was detained for questioning in the early hours of Monday morning.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said investigations are still ongoing and police have not yet determined a motive.
President Donald Trump paid his respects on Monday morning after the shooting, writing on Twitter: ‘My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!’
Stephen Paddock, 64, carried out the massacre after opening fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night