UPDATE – 6:18 p.m. EST: Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo held another press conference today and announced that the death toll is now 59, plus 527 injured. Lombardo also told reporters that his team have confiscated more guns, ammo, explosive material and some suspicious electronic devices from the suspect’s house.
A gunman opened fire at an outdoor concert at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas late Sunday night, leaving at least 50 people dead and more than 400 injured, according to police.
Shooting suspect Stephen Paddock, 64, shot down from his hotel room at a large crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest festival at around 10 p.m., during a performance by country musician Jason Aldean.
A SWAT team quickly arrived at the scene and searched the hotel, before finding the gunman dead in a room. Police believe he killed himself after the shooting. He was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, according to NBC News.
Police are still searching for Marilou Danley, a woman authorities said may have been Paddock’s companion. They are also searching for two cars registered to Paddock, a Hyundai Tucson and Chrysler Pacifica.
Watch an MSNBC report on the shooting above.
Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo briefed reporters early Sunday on the mass shooting, called the shooter a “lone wolf”, and said authorities did not yet have a motive for the attack:
A number of harrowing videos from the festival were posted on Twitter, showing concertgoers fleeing as gunfire erupted.
UPDATE –– 6:45 a.m. ET: Sheriff Lombardo addressed reporters again Monday morning, updating the death toll to at least 50. He also noted that two Las Vegas police officers were injured in the attack: one, an off-duty officer attending the concert, was killed. Another on-duty officer was left critically injured:
UPDATE ––11:40 p.m. ET: Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has provided an update on the shooting, now putting the death toll at 58, and the number of injured people at 515. Watch his comments below: