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
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    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.

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

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    Lockdown situation at Mandalay Bay resort resolved

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    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. 


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.

Updated Date: Oct 02, 2017 22:31:36 IST

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