ISIS Takes Credit for Las Vegas Attack and Claims Shooter Converted to Islam — Provides No Evidence

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the shooting in Las Vegas late Sunday night which resulted in the deaths of more than 50 people and injured more than 400. But they provided no evidence to support their claim.

According to the AP, the ISIS news agency Aamaq claimed that gunman Stephen Paddock was “a soldier” for ISIS. They further claim he converted to Islam months ago.

But ISIS offered no proof to back up those contentions. According to Reuters, Senior U.S. Officials have found nothing to link Stephen Paddock to ISIS.

Authorities currently believe Paddock to be a “lone wolf” shooter.

“We have determined to this point no connection with the international terrorist group,” said FBI special agent Aaron Rouse during a Monday morning press conference (via NBC News). “As this investigation continues, we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that this is factually, thoroughly and absolutely investigated
we have determined to this point no connection to an international terrorist group”

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