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Las Vegas shooting: 59 murdered 58 & 515 injured concert-goers by 64 yrs old gunman (Pix & Video)

More details are being revealed about the horrific shooting at a Las Vegas music festival that left 58 people dead and 515 injured.
Police say 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock used automatic weapons to rain down gunfire on a crowd of 22,000 people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday night, from his room across the street in the Mandalay Bay hotel.
Headliner Jason Aldean was in the middle of his set just after 10pm when a rumble of gunfire rang out, the sounds of screams and stampeding humans cutting through the country music.
Police were able to pinpoint Paddock relatively quickly since the gunfire he emitted triggered the smoke alarms in the hotel.
They used explosives to blow the door off his room, but by then it was too late - Paddock had shot himself dead.
Inside the room they found an 'arsenal' including 10 rifles.
The following morning, pictures of the Mandalay Bay tower showed two windows on the 32nd floor were blown out.
It's believed that Paddock was staying in a large suite or connected rooms, and was fired down on the crowd from both vantage points.
Following the shooting, police raided Paddock's home in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada.
Paddock allegedly lived in the home with his girlfriend, 62-year-old Marilou Danley.
Danley was initially called a person of interest in the shooting, because she appeared to have checked into the hotel with him. But when police called her after the shooting, they found out she has been out of the country and that Danley had used her ID to check into the hotel alone on September 28. They no longer believe she had anything to do with the massacre, but plan to interview when she gets back in the country. 
NBC News reports that Paddock was going through a divorce at the time, but it's unclear who his estranged wife is. Paddock's brother Eric described Marilou as a 'nice lady' who was dating his brother.
Investigations are still ongoing and police have not yet determined a motive. he was not believed to be connected to any militant group, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the gunman was a recent convert to Islam. But officials say there is no evidence that Paddock was connected to any international terror organization.

Hundreds of rounds of automatic gunfire were reported by witnesses on the scene; one woman in the Mandalay Bay said that there was a shooter on the 32nd floor, and that they had killed a security guard
Hundreds of rounds of automatic gunfire were reported by witnesses on the scene; one woman in the Mandalay Bay said that there was a shooter on the 32nd floor, and that they had killed a security guard
Police and rescue personnel gather at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue - one block north of the music festival - after the mass shooting
A man lays on top of a woman as others flee the music festival grounds. She appears to be alive and moving

A Monday morning photo shows two windows blown out on the 32nd floor. Police believe Paddock was firing out of both
A Monday morning photo shows two windows blown out on the 32nd floor. Police believe Paddock was firing out of both
Authorities say Paddock had a large room or connecting rooms on the 32nd floor 
Authorities say Paddock had a large room or connecting rooms on the 32nd floor 
Above, the view from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, in an updated photo. The concert was taking place diagonally across the street, where the stage is seen. 
Above, the view from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, in an updated photo. The concert was taking place diagonally across the street, where the stage is seen. 
Above, a view of a typical double room in the Mandalay Bay hotel. It's unclear what kind of room Paddock was staying in
Above, a view of a typical double room in the Mandalay Bay hotel. It's unclear what kind of room Paddock was staying in
Three people lie on the ground, one covered in blood, after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Sunday
Three people lie on the ground, one covered in blood, after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Sunday
Fifty-eigh people are dead and 515 injured after the Sunday shooting at the Las Vegas music festival
Fifty-eigh people are dead and 515 injured after the Sunday shooting at the Las Vegas music festival
Death toll continues to rise in Las Vegas concert shooting

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Meanwhile, the first victims are being identified. 
Heather Melton says her husband Sonny saved her life as gunfire rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday. 
'He saved my life. He grabbed me and started running when I felt him get shot in the back,' she told WSMV. 
He was shot in the back and died, while Heather survived. 
Jordan McIlldoon of British Columbia, Canada was attending the festival with his girlfriend when he was shot. A Facebook user wrote that he died in her arms. 
President Donald Trump paid his respects on Monday morning, writing onTwitter: 'My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!' 

He spoke about the shooting in a somber morning press conference, calling the deadly incident a 'senseless murder' and 'an act of pure evil'.
'We pray for the day that evil is banished and the innocent are safe from hatred and fear,' Trump said. 'May God  bless the souls of the lives that our lost, may God give us the grace of healing and may God provide the healing family with the strength to carry on.'
Trump plans to fly to Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with first responders, the injured and the families of the victims.  

THE FIRST LAS VEGAS VICTIMS ARE IDENTIFIED 

The first shooting victims have been identified after 58 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night.
Nurse Sonny Melton, 29, Denise Gesford Chambers, Jordan McIldoon, 23, and Quinton Robbins, 20, all lost their lives when 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of nearby Mesquite, Nevada began shooting from his hotel room across the street at the Mandalay Bay Casino.
Another 515 people were injured in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Melton's wife Heather, who was with him watching Jason Aldean at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Village, says her brave and selfless husband died saving her life.
'He saved my life. He grabbed me and started running when I felt him get shot in the back,' she told WSMV. 'I want everyone to know what a kind-hearted, loving man he was, but at this point, I can barely breathe.'
Heather Melton, left, says her husband Sonny, right, saved her life as gunfire rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday. He was shot in the back and died, while Heather survived. The two are pictured above showing off their festival passes

Heather Melton, far left, says her husband Sonny, center, saved her life as gunfire rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday. He was shot in the back and died, while Heather survived. Jordan McIlldoon, center right, was attending the festival with his girlfriend. A Facebook user wrote that he died in her arms. McIlldoon pictured on the right with his girlfriend in Las Vegas last year
Quinton Robbins, 20, of Henderson, Nevada was shot dead at the festival, his aunt confirmed on Facebook 
Quinton Robbins, 20, of Henderson, Nevada was shot dead at the festival, his aunt confirmed on Facebook 
The couple lived in Big Sandy, Tennessee, where Melton worked as a registered nurse in an emergency room and ICU at Henry County Medical Center. His wife, who is a surgeon, also works at the hospital and he aided her in the operating room.
Another victim was identified through a Facebook user who said she watched him die in her arms.
Jordan McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, was attending the festival with his girlfriend, his parents told CBC.
Heather Gooze of Spring Valley, Nevada spread word of his death on Facebook.
'Friends and family, I am OK. I am right outside of the festival grounds. We are not allowed to go anywhere,' Gooze wrote Monday morning. 'I am with a young man who died in my arms! RIP Jordan McIldoon from British Columbia. I can't believe this just happened!!!'
McIldoon's parents said he was a heavy-duty mechanic's apprentice and was soon to attend trade school.
Quinton Robbins, 20, of Henderson, Nevada, is the third shooting victim to be identified.
His aunt, Kilee Wells Sanders, confirmed on Facebook that Quinton had died on Sunday night, describing him as 'the most kind and loving soul.'
'Everyone who met him, loved him. His contagious laugh and smile. He was truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many, he is loved by so many.'
Robbins was a student at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and worked as a recreational assistant at the City of Henderson.
'Quinton was a pay-it-forward kinda guy,' Tyce Jones, a long time friend of the family, told Newsweek. 'Always had a smile on his face and was a nice guy. He loved his family and loved to coach his little brother's flag football team. He will be missed.
A police officer takes cover behind a police vehicle during the shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino
People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival
A police officer takes cover behind a police vehicle during the shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino (left); people take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival (right)
A body lies under a sheet on The Strip in Las Vegas as police secure the area after 58 people were killed on Sunday
A body lies under a sheet on The Strip in Las Vegas as police secure the area after 58 people were killed on Sunday

Police on guard on the streets outside the Mandalay Bay. The shooter was killed inside the hotel
Police are now searching for Marilou Danley (pictured) whom they say may have information on the shooter as she was his roommate or companion
No information has been given out about the killer, only that he was a local man
Police detained Marilou Danley, described as Paddock's 'companion' and his roommate, in the early hours of Monday morning. They say they don't believe she was involved in the shooting
President Trump has sent his 'warmest condolences and sympathies' to the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history
President Trump has sent his 'warmest condolences and sympathies' to the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history
President Trump spoke about the shooting at a morning press conference, calling it a 'senseless murder' and 'an act of pure evil'
President Trump spoke about the shooting at a morning press conference, calling it a 'senseless murder' and 'an act of pure evil'
Paddock, a retired accountant, often visits Las Vegas to gamble, his brother told NBC News. Eric says police identified his brother through a wallet that was found on his body.
In an interview with DailyMail.com, Eric said that something must have happened to his brother to make him snap.
'He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something,' Eric said from his home in Orlando, Florida. 
Paddock's father, Benjamin, was a serial bank robbery who ended up on the FBI's most wanted list back in 1969
Paddock's father, Benjamin, was a serial bank robbery who ended up on the FBI's most wanted list back in 1969
Eric said his brother wasn't religious, political or had any mental illness that he knows of. The last time he spoke with him was after Hurricane Irma, when Paddock called to check in on their 90-year-old mother. 
'Our condolences to everyone,' Eric said. 'We just don't understand. It's like an asteroid just fell out of the sky and we have no reason, rhyme, rationale, excuse - there's just nothing.'
There does appear to be a history of mental illness in the family. Paddock's father was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a serial bank robber who ended up on the FBI Most Wanted list back in 1969 when he escaped from federal prison in Texas while serving a 20 years sentence.
The FBI kept him on the list for the next eight years, and he was eventually found one year after he was removed from the list in 1978 while outside an Oregon Bingo hall.
The agency said that the fugitive had been 'diagnosed as psychopathic' and also had possible 'suicidal tendencies.' 
Paddock himself doesn't appear to have a significant record of run-ins with law enforcement.
In a Monday morning press conference, Sheriff Lombardo said Paddock was cited several years ago but said it was a 'normal practice in the court system'. Lombardo did not give further details on that citation. 
Police in Mesquite, Nevada, where Paddock lives in a golfing community, said they had no history with the man.  
Records show that Paddock sued The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas in September 2012, after he 'slipped and fell on an obstruction on the floor' and claimed to have suffered injuries. But that lawsuit was dropped in October 2014. 

Paddock's brother Eric said he wasn't religious, political or had any mental illness that he knew of 
Stephen Paddock, right, seen with his brother Eric in this undated image provided to the Today show 
Stephen Paddock, right, seen with his brother Eric in this undated image provided to the Today show 
Paddocks' former home in Florida is pictured above 
Paddocks' former home in Florida is pictured above 
Heavily armed police searched Paddock's home early Monday morning. 
Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner says police surrounded and entered the single-family dwelling where Paddock lived with 62-year-old Danley early Monday morning.
He says Danley was not at the house and police saw 'no movement' inside before serving a search warrant at the one-story, three-bedroom home in the Sun City Mesquite retirement community, about 80 miles north of Las Vegas.
Tanner says detectives from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas were at the scene in the resort community of Mesquite, located near the Arizona state line.
Police continue to search for two vehicles connected to Lombardo - a Hyundai Tucson with a Nevada license plate 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring with a Nevada license plate 79D401. 
Paddock previously owned a home in Isle de Viera, Florida. A couple who lived next door to him, Don and Sharon Judy, say he only visited a handful of times in the two years he owned it.  
'He seemed normal, other than that he lived by gambling. He was very open about that,' Sharon Judy told Florida Today. 'First time we ever met him, he handed us the key to the house and said, "Hey, would keep an eye on the house, we’re only going to be here every now and then."'
On the times that they visited the home, they say it was sparsely furnished, with only a few chairs, a bed in each bedroom and a few laptops. Paddock reportedly told them that he and his girlfriend would stay up all night gambling. They say they never saw weapons inside the home. 
A general view of the property believed to be the residence of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock situated in Mesquite, NV
A general view of the property believed to be the residence of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock situated in Mesquite, NV
Local Police seal off the road leading to Vegas shooter Stephen Paddocks home in Mesquite, NV as they facilitate the arrival of further assets involved in the execution of a search warrant on the property
Local Police seal off the road leading to Vegas shooter Stephen Paddocks home in Mesquite, NV as they facilitate the arrival of further assets involved in the execution of a search warrant on the property
Las Vegas police sweep through a convention center area during a lockdown Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Tropicana Las Vegas following an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas police sweep through a convention center area during a lockdown Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Tropicana Las Vegas following an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip
Danley is described as an Asian woman, around four feet 11 inchest tall and weighing 111lbs
Police are also seeking two cars owned by the shooter: a Hyundai Tucson, license plate 114 B40, and a Chrysler Pacfica, license plate 19D 401. Pictured: Danley
Paddock's brother described Marilou (left and right) as his a girlfriend. Paddock was in the middle of a divorce at the time of the shooting 
Hundreds of people have been lining up to donate blood in Las Vegas 
Hundreds of people have been lining up to donate blood in Las Vegas 
Above, the scene inside one blood donation center on Monday after the shooting 
Above, the scene inside one blood donation center on Monday after the shooting 
Three festivalgoers ask for directions as they leave the area around the Mandalay Hotel after a gunman killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017
Three festivalgoers ask for directions as they leave the area around the Mandalay Hotel after a gunman killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017
A woman wearing a Route 91 wristband walks near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2017
A woman wearing a Route 91 wristband walks near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2017
Police surround the stage at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 02 October, 2017
Police surround the stage at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 02 October, 2017
Law enforcement walk on the Las Vegas Strip near Mandalay Bay hotel-casino Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas
Law enforcement walk on the Las Vegas Strip near Mandalay Bay hotel-casino Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas
Pictures of the Mandalay Bay hotel Monday morning show two windows blown out on the 32nd flood. Authorities say Paddock may have booked a large room or connecting rooms, and was firing out of both windows.  Police were able to pinpoint Paddock's location because he set off the smoke alarm with the gunfire. 
Terrifying footage from the scene shows concert-goers reacting with confusion and then panic as the festival turned into a bloodbath around them.
Video from close to the stage shows people hitting the floor as others crawl to safety or run for their lives. Audio from further back in the crowd captured several bursts of sustained automatic gunfire.
Witnesses said 'hundreds' of rounds of ammunition were emptied into the crowd, with Paddock stopping several times to reload as he carried out his massacre.
Among those shot dead at the concert was an off-duty Las Vegas Metro Police officer. Attendees said a large number of law enforcement and military personnel had been attending the show.
Two on-duty Las Vegas police officers who engaged the shooter have been hospitalized. One of the officers was critically injured, but is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery. The other officer suffered minor injuries. Neither have been identified. Two officers with the Las Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies were also injured in the shooting. One is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition. Their names have not been released either.
A wounded person is walked in on a wheelbarrow as Las Vegas police respond to the active shooter situation
A wounded person is walked in on a wheelbarrow as Las Vegas police respond to the active shooter situation
Festival-goers, crouch in cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire rained down on crowds
Festival-goers, crouch in cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire rained down on crowds
Stephen Paddock, 64, carried out the massacre after opening fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night
Stephen Paddock, 64, carried out the massacre after opening fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night
People assist a wounded woman at the Tropicana hotel, which is located close to where the Route 91 festival was being held
People assist a wounded woman at the Tropicana hotel, which is located close to where the Route 91 festival was being held
First responders and bystanders carry an injured person to an emergency station located at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave - one block north of the shooting
First responders and bystanders carry an injured person to an emergency station located at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave - one block north of the shooting
People dive for cover at Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
People dive for cover at Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Officers are seen outside the Mandalay Bay hotel, where the shooter was holed up in a room on the 32nd floor
Officers are seen outside the Mandalay Bay hotel, where the shooter was holed up in a room on the 32nd floor
All of the ambulances in the area were been deployed to the location, and victims taken to two hospitals. 
University Medical Center says they took in 104 of the injured patients, and that four have sine died. Twelve are in critical condition and eight had to be sent immediately into the operating room. 
Las Vegas authorities are calling for blood donations and setting up a hotline to report missing people in the wake of a mass shooting.
Las Vegas police said Monday that it will take time to identify all of the injured and dead in what was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The number to report missing people is (866) 535-5654. Police have also opened a “family reunification center” for people to find loved ones at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd., in Building B.
Las Vegas police say anyone who wants to help can give blood at one of two locations in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson. A blood drive is also being planned.
Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay shooting
This was the scene at the music festival before the assassin opened fire on the crowds of as many as 30,000 people
At first he didn't seem to understand what was happening, and continued playing for around 10 seocnds as shots were fired; he was then rushed off the stage
Initially people peacefully crouched at the command of police
Jason Aldean was on stage (pictured) at the festival when the gunfire rang out. He continued playing for 10 seconds as shots were fired; he was then rushed off the stage. He and his team are confirmed to be safe
This photograph shows a bullet hole left in the wall of a metal building in which fleeing bystanders had hidden
This photograph shows a bullet hole left in the wall of a metal building in which fleeing bystanders had hidden
Panicked crowd run for their lives from gunfire at Vegas concert


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One witness at the concert told DailyMail.com that a woman had entered the crowd with a male companion and screamed 'They're all around... You're all going to f***ing die today' just 45 minutes before the gunfire broke out.
The woman was described as being Hispanic and in her 50s; she and the man were escorted out of the venue by security. 
Witness Breanna Hendricks, who was in Vegas celebrating her 21st birthday, said: 'There was a lady who came running up behind us in the concert and she started to play with people's hair acting crazy and she told us that we're all going to f***ing die.
'She said they're all around us and we were going to die,' continued Hendricks, whose mom Shawn Hendricks also witnessed the startling altercation.
'She was Hispanic, probably about 5ft 5, brown hair. It felt like she had knowledge of what was about to happen, her and her boyfriend who was also Hispanic.
'The woman was saying her boyfriend couldn't breathe so they could get through the crowd. 
'It seemed she was telling us to either warn us or she was part of it and she was telling us because she knew we were going to die, it was so scary.'
It's not clear whether what she witnessed is related to the shooting or not.
Vegas concert-goers take cover from rapid gunfire inside bar tent


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Witness Breanna Hendricks, who is in Vegas celebrating her 21st birthday, told DailyMail.com that a woman had told the crowd 'You're all going to f***ing die today' 45 minutes before the shooting. It's not known if the two are connected
Witness Breanna Hendricks, who is in Vegas celebrating her 21st birthday, told DailyMail.com that a woman had told the crowd 'You're all going to f***ing die today' 45 minutes before the shooting. It's not known if the two are connected
A man lays on top of a woman as others flee the  music festival grounds. She appears to be alive and moving
This was the moment that crowds began to flee the scene as gunfire rang out at the 30,000-strong music festival is attacked. At first crowds didn't seem to know what was happening
People scramble over barriers to get to safety as the gunfire rages on at the Las Vegas event
People scramble over barriers to get to safety as the gunfire rages on at the Las Vegas event
What appears to be a body under a sheet lies in front of swarms of police and rescue personnel at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave
What appears to be a body under a sheet lies in front of swarms of police and rescue personnel at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave
A wounded woman is moved outside the Tropicana during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas on Sunday
A wounded woman is moved outside the Tropicana during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas on Sunday
Professional poker player Dan Bilzerian, who was at the event, streamed footage of himself running
'Holy f**k this girl just got shot in the f**king head,' he said, 'This is so f**king crazy.'
Professional poker player Dan Bilzerian, who was at the event, streamed footage of himself running. 'Holy f**k this girl just got shot in the f**king head,' he said, 'This is so f**king crazy.'
Terrifying moment Jason Aldean set cut short by automatic gunfire


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Video footage of the shooting shows performer Jason Aldean on stage as the automatic gunfire rings out.
Aldean continues performing for ten seconds as the gunfire rings out constantly, only stopping after screams begin to rise from the crowds.
People in the crowds argue over whether they just heard gunshots as the lights on the stage dim and Aldean and his band leave.
He later posted a message on Instagram that read: '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'
Aldean was the closing act of the festival. Taking to Twitter, many other stars sent out their thoughts and prayers to those affected.
Jake Owen, who played the main stage before Aldean, tweeted: 'Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others aren't. Please pray.'
In an interview with CNN, Owen described seeing people 'scrambling for any kind of cover'. Owen took cover in his tour bus but says he saw plenty of concertgoers with the 'chaos and fear' in their eyes.  
'We need to stand up and fight these cowards,' he said. "This is not what America was built to be... It's up to us as entertainers to continue to come out here and sing our songs… and not back down to this,' Owen said. 'We can win this.'
Lauren Alaina, tweeted: 'Praying for everyone at Route 91. That crowd was one of the best I've played for all year. This news is devastating. My camp is home & safe.'
The Brothers Osborne urged revelers to find cover immediately, tweeting: 'Just hearing about active shooting at Route 91 Festival in Vegas. Take cover and get safe immediately! Prayers to everyone there.'
Singer Lee Brice, who performed on the opening night on Friday, posted: 'Hearts out to Vegas. Route 91 concert, stage I played two nights ago. Musicians, fans, workers, you are all in our prayers right now.'
Michael Ray said: 'My heart is breaking we were just there Friday! My prayers are with everyone.' 
Rapid gunfire rings out as festival-goers take cover at Vegas gig


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People carry a person at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after the gunman opened fire
People carry a person at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after the gunman opened fire
But as the countless rounds rang out, people began to panic and flee
Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip
Initially people peacefully crouched at the command of police (left). But as the countless rounds rang out, people began to panic and flee
Police officers with shotguns and machine guns advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort
Police officers with shotguns and machine guns advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort
Fleeing crowd take cover in between rounds of gunfire at concert


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THE WORLD MOURNS WITH LAS VEGAS  

JASON ALDEAN  - COUNTRY SINGER WHO WAS PERFORMING DURING SHOOTING 
Singer Jason Aldean later posted on Instagram that he and his team escaped the shooting and were safe. 'It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night,' he wrote
Singer Jason Aldean later posted on Instagram that he and his team escaped the shooting and were safe. 'It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night,' he wrote
IVANKA TRUMP - FIRST DAUGHTER 


MIKE PENCE - VICE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. 



BARACK OBAMA - FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT

SADIQ KHAN - MAYOR OF LONDON

THERESA MAY - PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

BILL CLINTON - FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT 
NEVADA GOV. BRIAN SANDOVAL 

GABBY GIFFORDS -  FORMER ARIZONA REPRESENTATIVE WHO WAS SHOT IN 2011

REP. STEVE SCALISE - GOP HOUSE WHIP WHO WAS SHOT AT CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL PRACTICE IN JUNE
HOUSE MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI 

MALCOLM TURNBULL - PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA 
Singer Jason Aldean flees stage as gunman opens fire into crowd

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Witnesses said that the crowd initially got calmly down on the ground, but as more people fell to the gunfire, mass panic took hold and people began to stampede from the scene. 
Speaking on a bus laid on to transport concert goers away from the scene, Lisa Price, 43, and Nancy Stover, 38, of Los Angeles said: 'People were lying on the ground - I was like get up, you're going to get trodden on.
'We just heard like pop, pop, pop, pop and started walking - it was happening over and over again.
'It was at least 20 shots. Enough for us to start walking, then running and panicking. Luckily, we seemed to be further away - we were at the front of the concert near the stage.
'It seemed to be coming from the back. We were running to try to help people and they were coming from that direction.'
Automatic gun fire and sirens audible from Las Vegas hotel room

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A man in a wheelchair, apparently in distress, is taken away from the festival in the wake of the shooting
A man in a wheelchair, apparently in distress, is taken away from the festival in the wake of the shooting
People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard. Witnesses said they initially ducked down at the command of police, but panic then took hold and there was a stampede
People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard. Witnesses said they initially ducked down at the command of police, but panic then took hold and there was a stampede
People flee from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, amid reports of gunfire there and at a nearby hotel
People flee from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, amid reports of gunfire there and at a nearby hotel
People tend to the wounded outside the festival ground after the shooting. One person can be seen with a shirt draped over their face; it's not clear if they are dead
People tend to the wounded outside the festival ground after the shooting. One person can be seen with a shirt draped over their face; it's not clear if they are dead
People scramble for cover for as gun shots ring out in Las Vegas


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Other sobbing concertgoers told DailyMail.com that the gunfire was so intense, it sounded like July 4th.
Derek and Karen Bernard, from Los Angeles, California, were in town for the Route 91 country festival and were close to the stage when the shooting began.
'We were inside,' said sales manager Derek, 53. 'All of a sudden, we saw the band disappearing - they were like running off the stage.
'We were off to the left side of the stage, we were running off there and there were staff security there.
'There was a woman bleeding - that's when we realized it was real shots. She just fell. She was shot. There was a lot of blood.
'It was so many - it sounded like 4th of July - just pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. So many. I didn't think it was real because I couldn't see or feel anything. I was so panicked.' 
Professional poker player Dan Bilzerian, who was at the event, streamed footage of himself running.  Noises that could be helicopters or gunfire could be heard in the background. 
'Holy f**k this girl just got shot in the f**king head,' he said, 'This is so f**king crazy.' 
Dan Bilzerian sees girl shot 'in the head' in Las Vegas shooting


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What appears to be a body under a sheet lies in front of swarms of police and rescue personnel at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave - one block north of the shooting
Police officers and medical personnel stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip 
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers point their weapons at a car driving down closed Tropicana Ave. near Las Vegas Boulevard after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers point their weapons at a car driving down closed Tropicana Ave. near Las Vegas Boulevard after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
This photograph shows a bullet hole left in the wall of a metal building in which fleeing bystanders had hidden
Police and rescue personnel gather at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue - one block north of the music festival - after the mass shooting
Audio from the SWAT team that breached Paddock's hotel room recorded officers warning people to get back in the hallway on the 32nd floor just moments before they blew off his door.
'We have sight on the suspect's door. I need everyone in the hallway to be aware of it and get back,' a SWAT member told the dispatcher. 'We need to pop this and see if we get any further response from this guy to see if he's in here or actually moved somewhere else.'
The dispatcher could then be heard relaying the information to other nearby officers: 'All units on the 32nd floor, SWAT has explosive breach, everyone in the hallway needs to move back, all units move back.'
Seconds later, an officer could be heard saying: 'Breach, breach, breach' as the SWAT team blew off the door to his room.
Paddock was found dead among an 'arsenal' of weapons and ammunition, including at least 10 guns, when they stormed in. 
Police officers enter the Mandalay Bay resort and casino during a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas
Police officers enter the Mandalay Bay resort and casino during a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas
FBI agents confer in front of the Tropicana hotel-casino on October 2, 2017, after a mass shooting during a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
FBI agents confer in front of the Tropicana hotel-casino on October 2, 2017, after a mass shooting during a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
FBI agents confer in front of the Tropicana hotel-casino on October 2, 2017, after a mass shooting during a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
FBI agents confer in front of the Tropicana hotel-casino on October 2, 2017, after a mass shooting during a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Hotel guests staying at the Mandalay Bay said they were woken by SWAT teams bursting into their rooms.
Brad Baker, 38, of Austin, Texas, was in Las Vegas for a conference. 'I think it [the shooter] was on my floor,' he said. 'When they [the police] came into my room, I was totally out - I thought I was in trouble!
'They yelled at me like, 'Get some clothes on.' I got my shirt on but I left my phone, my wallet. When I came out of my room, they were telling us to run. I saw all the cops with guns. It was crazy.
'I saw them run up the stairs - there were maybe like six people [police] on our floor. I was on the 32nd floor - they're saying the guy was like four rooms down from me.'
Another witness said he was in the room next to the gunman when he opened fire.
'I was in room 135 and I heard over the police scanner that the shooting came from room 137,' said the man, who asked not to be named.
A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip
A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip
People wait in a medical staging area on October 2, 2017, after a mass shooting during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
People wait in a medical staging area on October 2, 2017, after a mass shooting during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Police officers stand along the Las Vegas Strip the Mandalay Bay resort and casino during a shooting near the casino, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas
Police officers stand along the Las Vegas Strip the Mandalay Bay resort and casino during a shooting near the casino, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas
'It was non-stop, I would say well over 100 rounds. We hit the floor and took cover. I called the front desk and she was remarkably calm and said she was aware of the situation and told us to stay in our room.
'After around 10-15 minutes it just kind of stopped. You could smell the gun powder. Right before we got out I heard an explosion, maybe a flashbang, but windows were blown out.
'The cops came on to the floor and they were clearing rooms room by room and six or seven cops came into our room and we were evacuated.'
Dozens were seen on aerial footage fleeing the Mandalay Bay, which was locked down, as police surrounded the location. 
Unconfirmed reports were made of a suspicious vehicle outside the Luxor, and shots fired at other Vegas locations: Aria, NYNY and Tropicana. 
The LVMPD tweeted: 'Please avoid heading to the south end of the Strip. Las Vegas Blvd is shut down at Tropicana, southbound past Russell Rd at this time.' 
Flights out of the city's McCarran International Airport have started up again after initially being shut down during the shooting.  
A concert-goer said he heard what sounded like fireworks while he was watching Aldean's performance.
Kodiak Yazzi, 36, said the music stopped temporarily and started up again before another round of pops sent the performers ducking for cover and fleeing the stage.
As the 40,000 fans in the crowd began to flee, Yazzi took cover and said he saw flashes of light coming from the Mandalay Bay hotel tower high above.
The bursts of pops would start and stop for more than five minutes, he said, and dozens of ambulances arrived as he ran for safety. He later got a Lyft driver to take him home to suburban Henderson. 
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer stands in the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer stands in the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
A police officer runs along the sidewalk towards the scenes of violence. Las Vegas Metropolitan PD officers were joined by other police from the surrounding counties
A police officer runs along the sidewalk towards the scenes of violence. Las Vegas Metropolitan PD officers were joined by other police from the surrounding counties

Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay shooting.
The U.S. Homeland Security Department says there is no 'specific credible threat' involving other public venues in the U.S. after the Las Vegas shooting that killed at least 50 people.
In Washington, A Homeland Security spokesman, David Lapan, tweeted Monday the department has 'no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving other public venues in the country.'
Leaders from around the world took to Twitter early Monday to express their sympathies for the victims. 
Among those leaders were Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London: UK Prime Minister Theresa May; Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former U.S. President Barack Obama.  
In a statement, Pope Francis called the Las Vegas shooting a 'senseless tragedy' and is assuring victims of his prayers.
The Vatican secretary of state sent a telegram of condolences Monday to the bishop of Las Vegas, saying the pope was 'deeply saddened' to learn of the shooting.
The telegram said Francis praised the efforts of police and emergency crews. 
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is asking for anyone with videos or photos concerning the shooting to call 1-800-CALLFBI or (800) 225-5324. 
LVMPD and Clark County Coroner's Office have set up a hotline for family or friends to report a missing loved one connected to this incident. The hotline is only to take reports on missing people. The number is (866) 535-5654. LVMPH also opened up a family reunification center at its headquarters at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd. in Building B. 
A fund for victims has been set up on Go Fund Me. So far, the fund has raised more than $34,000.  
Derek and Karen Bernard, 53 and 51, from LA  where witnesses to the shooting at the Mandalay bay hotel Sunday night

People comfort each other after the shooting on Sunday  
A discarded cowboy hat is seen lying in the street in the wake of the horrifying mass shooting
A discarded cowboy hat is seen lying in the street in the wake of the horrifying mass shooting
Bystanders on the Las Vegas Strip come to terms with what they've seen after the brutal shooting
Bystanders on the Las Vegas Strip come to terms with what they've seen after the brutal shooting

Worst mass shootings in US history

The Las Vegas shooting is the deadliest mass shooting in US history
49 dead - Orlando nightclub, June 2016: Omar Mateen launched a shooting attack on a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring 58 more. Mateen, who worked as a security guard, walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, with a handgun and AR-15 semi-automatic rifle before police stormed the club and fatally shot him. 
32 dead - Virginia Tech, April 2007: Seung-Hui Cho, a student at Virginia Tech shot and killed 32 people and injured 17 others in two separate attacks around two hours apart. Cho, who had been accused of stalking two girls and declared mentally ill was allowed to purchase two pistols in the run up to the attack.
26 dead - Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 2012: Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza shot dead 20 children aged between six and seven in an attack that appalled the world. In the early hours of the morning Lanza shot his mother in the head before driving her car to the school and murdering 26 others.
23 dead - Luby's Cafeteria, October 1991: George Hennard, drove his pickup truck through the front window of the restaurant, and immediately shot and killed 23 people, and wounded 27 others before fatally shooting himself.
21 dead - San Ysidro McDonald's Restaurant, July 1984: Father of two, 41-year-old James Huberty, shot and killed 21 people and injured 19 others before being fatally shot by a team sniper at a San Francisco fast-food diner. He is reported to have told his wife before leaving the house that he was 'going hunting humans'.
14 dead - San Bernardino, December 2015:  Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, opened fire at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and wounding more than 20. They fled the scene but died hours later in a shootout with police. 
14 dead - Edmond post office, August 1986: Going on a mass rampage, postal worker Patrick Sherrill shot twenty co-workers, killing fourteen of them, before committing suicide himself.
13 dead - University of Texas Tower, August 1966: A model student and Eagle Scout who went on to become a Marine sharpshooter, Charles Whitman took to the observation deck atop the Main Building tower at the University of Texas and shot 13 people. 
13 dead - Columbine High School, April 1999: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people in a meticulously planned attack that involved a firebomb used as a diversion and and stacks of explosives laid around their high school. The pair shot and killed 12 students and one teacher in an attack that reignited the US gun control policy.
13 dead - Fort Hood, Texas, November 2009: Thirteen soldiers and civilians were killed and more than two dozen wounded when a gunman walked into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, Texas, and opened fire. The shooter Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was convicted on 13 counts of premeditated murder and sentenced to death. 

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