Reports are flying in from different news sources, so bear with us as we at Conservative Today try to tie it all together to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date news regarding the horrifying tragedy in Las Vegas last night.
What We Know:
We have confirmation from Las Vegas Police Department that at least 50 people are dead following the mass shooting, with over 200 injured as a result. The number of deaths could rise in the coming hours, as many of those rushed to the hospital were considered to be in critical condition.
The shooter’s name was Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old native of Mesquite, NV. Paddock had no criminal record, and had reserved a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where he carried out the shooting. Paddock was found dead in his room, as authorities say that he later turned the gun on himself after carrying out the shooting. NBC News is reporting that the mass shooting was not an act of international terrorism and that police found multiple weapons in Paddock’s room.
USA Today is also reporting that Paddock lived in a private retirement community in Mesquite, NV and lived with one roommate, Marilou Danley. We later found out that Paddock was the manager of an apartment complex in the community, and that Delaney was originally taken into custody as a person of interest but was later cleared of any involvement.
The Daily Mail made contact with Paddock’s brother Eric, who says Delaney was Paddock’s girlfriend and that the family is “dumbfounded” that his brother could execute the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
At the time of the shooting, Country Music Singer Jason Aldean was on stage finishing up his set at the Route 91 Country Music Festival. The video below shows the ending of the concert, as gunshots are clearly heard in the background as Aldean rushes off stage to safety. Aldean later said in an Instagram post that he and his crew were safe, and issued the following statement:
“Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate“
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