58 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas in largest mass shooting in modern US history (VIDEO)Las Vegas Shooting (Twitter)
Late on Sunday night, Oct. 1, a gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds of other people in what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
At least 14 of those injured are in critical condition, according to University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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The man, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Police have said the lone shooter has since been killed.
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The country music festival was across from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Country music star Jason Aldean was performing at the festival when the gunfire erupted.
From video, it appears he had automatic weapons.
Police have apprehended Paddock’s roommate, Marilou Danley.
One witness told KSVN that he heard “hundreds of shots.” The gunfire was rapid and reportedly confused with firecrackers.
“It sounded like a machine gun,” one vendor told Fox News. “It sounded like more than one machine gun.”
Officials have not revealed a motive.
Authorities said one on-duty officer was in critical condition and another was wounded in the shooting. Two off-duty police officers attending the concert were killed.
President Donald Trump tweeted about the shooting Monday morning.
He wrote: “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!”