Monday, October 2, 2017

Officials identify Las Vegas shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock

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WXYZ reports  Las Vegas police officials have identified the suspect in the mass shooting that left at least 20 dead and more than 100 injured as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a white male from the Vegas area.

LVMPD Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that police responded after reports of shots being fired from the Mandalay Bay towards the Route 91 Harvest concert.

"We determined there was a shooter on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay," Lombardo said. Officers engaged the suspect, whom Lombardo described as a "local resident." He said that the shooter is dead and that police believe that there are no other shooters. Police have identified the gunman but will not be naming him at this time, Lombardo said.

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