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Details on Vegas Shooter Emerge, Death Toll Rises
By The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS, NV - A Las Vegas sheriff says 59 people have been killed and 527 injured in a shooting at a country music festival with multiple performers. 

Police said Monday afternoon the man who carried out the attack was a retiree with no criminal history in the Nevada county where he lived.
 
The brother of 64-year-old Stephen Paddock said he's ``completely dumbfounded'' by the shooting at a country music concert Sunday night, which is the deadliest in modern U.S. history.
 
Eric Paddock told the Orlando Sentinel newspaper that he can't understand what happened.
 
Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner says Stephen Paddock owned a single-family home in Sun City Mesquite, a retirement community along the Nevada-Arizona border.
 
He lived there with Marilou Danley, 62. Police say they don't believe she was involved.
 
Heavily armed police searched the home early Monday.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says at least two off-duty officers have died.  

Lombardo says the shooting suspect, Las Vegas resident, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, is dead of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Las Vegas attack, but provided no evidence. The FBI released a statement Monday saying they don't believe the shooter had any ties to Islamic terrorism.

President Trump orders flags across the country at half staff through Friday, October 6th , and will be visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday.

A concert-goer says he heard what sounded like fireworks while he was watching Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival Sunday night. 
 
Thirty-six-year-old Kodiak Yazzie 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, Yazzie 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 says he saw dozens of ambulances as he ran for safety. 

President Donald Trump is extending condolences to the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas and their families.
 
In a tweet Monday, Trump offered ``My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!''
 
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump was "briefed on the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.'' 
 
Sanders said that "we are monitoring the situation closely and offer our full support to state and local officials. All of those affected are in our thoughts and prayers.''
 

 











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Published 06:52 PM, Monday Oct. 02, 2017
Updated 09:24 AM, Tuesday Oct. 03, 2017

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