Las Vegas shooting: Death toll rises to 58, over 500 injured; FBI says no terror link

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Las Vegas shooting: Death toll rises to 58, over 500 injured; FBI says no terror link
  • 22:08 (IST)

    Trump says Las Vegas massacre an 'act of pure evil'

    President Donald Trump decried the massacre of at least 58 Las Vegas concert goers as an "act of pure evil" Monday, but refrained from addressing calls for gun control or an unproven claim of responsibility from the Islamic State group.

  • 21:56 (IST)

    FBI: 'No connection' to terrorism found in Las Vegas shooting

    Investigators have so far found "no connection" between international terrorist groups and a mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500, an FBI special agent said Monday. The Islamic State group, through its propaganda arm, had earlier claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming the shooter was a recently converted "soldier." Police said the attack was carried out by Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant.

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  • 21:26 (IST)

    FBI says no terror connection

    The FBI says the shooter who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others at a Las Vegas concert had no connection to an international terrorist group.The announcement from Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse at a news conference Monday comes after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack without providing evidence. The extremist group claimed that the shooter was "a soldier" who had converted to Islam months ago. It has made exaggerated or false claims in the past. Authorities have yet to identify a motive for the shooting but say they believe 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock acted alone. He killed himself after the shooting.

  • 21:18 (IST)

    Latest numbers on the Las Vegas horror: 58 killed, 515 wounded, say police.

  • 20:46 (IST)

    Lockdown situation at Mandalay Bay resort resolved

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    First Lady Melania Trump to accompany US President on his visit to Las Vegas

    Donald Trump, on Monday announced that he will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday after one of the deadlieast mass shootings incidents in US history. He will be joined by his wife Melania Trump on the visit. 

    Trump said that he and Melania are constantly praying for the victims and America's unity and peace. The US president termed the attack as an act of pure evil. 

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Watch: Donald Trump's address to the nation after Las Vegas shooting

  • 20:28 (IST)

    Donald Trump to visit Las Vegas on Wednesday, orders US flags to be flown at half mast

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    We pray for America's unity and peace and that evil is banished: Donald Trump 

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    Our unity cannot be shattered by evil; our love will define us today and forever, says Doald Trump on Las Vegas shooting

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    Donald Trump offers condolence to the victims of tragedy, says he will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday

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    US President thanks first respondents for 'saving lot's of lives', calls Las Vegas massacre an 'act of pure evil'

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    His life is an open book, there's nothing on him: Shooter's brother

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    Donald Trump to speak shortly on one of the worst incidents of domestic crimes in his presidency

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    Shooter's brother says he wasn't an avid gunman

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    No reports of any Indian national being hurt: MEA

  • 19:52 (IST)

    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions meets FBI officials

    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in a meeting with the FBI right now, according to CNN. Sessions had earlir spoken to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and offered all support. 

  • 19:44 (IST)

    Stephen Paddock's brother 'dumbfounded', denies religious, political influence behind killings

    Stephen Paddock's brother, Eric Paddock, told Daily Mailthere was 'absolutely no indication he could do something like this' and said that Stephen had no political or religious affiliation.

    He said: 'He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something'.

  • 19:41 (IST)

    Police found at least 10 rifles at Las Vegas shooter's hotel room

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    Watch: Visuals from the concert moments after shooting began

  • 19:08 (IST)

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    Las Vegas Sheriff urges people to donate blood for victims of shooting attack

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    No specific credible threat to other public venues in US

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    Las Vegas Police urges people to report any information, evidence they may have

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    Boris Johnson tweets on 'horrible' Las Vegas attack, says UK govt urgently establishing if British nationals are hurt

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    Las Vegas Police say over 400 people injured in shooting incident

    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, in a press release said that the number of people being treated after the shooting incident has now crossed 400.

    "The Clark County Fire Department estimated that approximately 406 people were transported to area hospitals and 50 are dead following Sunday evening’s shooting," the statement read. 

  • 18:26 (IST)

    Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock may have killed himself

    Stephen Paddock (64), the oldest shooter to be involved in mass firing in US was killed after he opened indiscriminate fire at concert goers, just across the street from his hotel room in Las Vegas. Paddock's wounds, however, may have been self-inflicted. 

    Las Vegas undersheriff Kevin McMahil told The GuardianPaddock may have shot himself.

    "He was shot. I cannot tell you that it was the police that shot him. He may have self-inflicted that gun shot wound. Those details are still emerging,” he said. 

  • 18:09 (IST)

    US official say incident not connected to overseas terrorism

  • 18:04 (IST)

    US vice-president Mike Pence tweets condolence

    "Our hearts and prayers are with the victims & the people of Edmonton & we condemn the cowardly terror attacks that occurred late last night. To victims, families & loved ones affected by this senseless violence in Las Vegas, Karen & I are praying for you & offering our love," Pence tweeted. He also thanked the first responders for their prompt response. 

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    What we know about the shooter so far?

    Stephen Paddock (64) was identified as the 'lone wolf' attacker behind the deadly attack in Las Vegas. Several rifles were found in his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Paddock's residence in Mesquite, Nevada is also being searched, according to The Guardian. However, his motives still remain unknown. According to CNN, police had no previous contact with suspect. 

  • 17:11 (IST)

    Donald Trump delays trip to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico after Las Vegas shooting

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    The White House monitoring probe closely; offers full support local authorities

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    'My first instinct was to go home and kiss my little girl,' says singer who performed just before shooting incident

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    Watch: Press Briefing by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

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    President Trump offers condolence to victims of deadliest ever mass shooting in US

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    US president Donald Trump briefed on Las Vegas shooting incident: White House

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    Nevada Police say they have located Marilou Danley, the female person of interets in shooting incident

    The Nevada Police said they are confidentthey have located Marilou Danley, the 61-year-old, female of Asian Origin who was believed to have known the shooter. However, Sherrif Lombard added that they are not 100 percent sure of Danley's identity and the probe is still underway. 

  • 16:34 (IST)

    Police sets up hotline for info on missing people

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    After four hours of shooting, people still being transported from crime scene: Reports

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    'Deadliest mass shooting in US history'

    The Las Vegas police, in a press briefing confirmed that that death toll in the Las Vegas shooting incident has touched 50 and over 200 people have been injured. The police termed the incident the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The death toll in the last such incident at the Pulse nightclub in June 2016 was 49. 

  • 16:15 (IST)

    Death toll touches 50, over 200 injured in shooting incident at music festival in Las Vegas

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    NBC news says killer identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock

    NBC news has named the killer as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. However, an official statement is yet to come on this. The police has, so far, confirmed that the shooter was a Las Vegas resident but had refused to give out any more details.

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    UK PM Theresa May tweets about shooting incident 

  • 15:46 (IST)

    Watch: Visuals from the concert just before a shooter opened indiscriminate fire on crowd

  • 15:40 (IST)

    Watch: Eye-witness describe horrific accounts of people running for their lives 

 

At least two people were killed and more than 20 wounded when a gunman went on a shooting spree on the Las Vegas Strip, police and US media reports said.

Police said that the shooter was taken "down" after officers swarmed over the famous boulevard following reports of multiple shots being fired from the Mandalay Bay casino.

"At this time we do have a suspect down," Las Vegas police officer Steve Gomez told reporters, without elaborating. "We have numerous victims right now," he added.

While police did not immediately give a figure for the number of dead, CNN reported that at least two people had been killed in the shooting while several local news outlets put the number of injured at up to 24.

Pictures taken at the scene showed revelers cowering in the street or running in terror, as well what appeared to be several bodies lying prone on the ground.

A local hospital was taking in "several" people with gunshot wounds, University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen told the local Sun newspaper.

Video footage circulating on social media purportedly of the Mandalay Bay showed a crowd enjoying a country music concert before what sounded like volleys of automatic gunfire halted the performance.

A witness told local TV news station KLAS he saw someone several stories high firing hundreds of shots into a crowd of people.

Police however denied reports of multiple shooters.

"At this time we do not believe there are any more shooters," the department wrote on Twitter.


Published Date: Oct 02, 2017 09:15 pm | Updated Date: Oct 02, 2017 10:31 pm


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