According to a new report coming out of The Daily Mail, ISIS has taken responsibility for the single-largest mass shooting in American history.
Though US officials are denying any connection between the shooter, Stephen Paddock, and the Islamic State, ISIS has issued a statement claiming that Paddock was converted to Islam ‘a few months ago.’
“The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition,” – ISIS media, Amaq
Clark County Sherriff Joseph Lombardo, who is overseeing the investigation, has said that the investigation is still ongoing but as of now there is no clear motive for why that Paddock would have executed such an attack.
Lombardo’s claim that there is no true motive as of now is backed up by Paddock’s brother Eric’s interview with The Daily Mail. “He was just a regular guy, no one knows why he would do something like this.”
In contradiction to US Officials’ claims, The Daily Mail has also reemerged a propaganda video released by the Islamic State in May, where leaders call for members of the terrorist organization to execute a lone-wolf attack on the Las Vegas strip. (below)
(stay tuned, as we continuously learn more about this ongoing investigation)