Officials confirm 58 people are dead, and more than 500 are injured in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The tragedy unfolded overnight in Las Vegas.
A gunman staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort fired down into a crowd of thousands attending a country music festival.
Country music fans took cover when a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas.
At first, some people didn’t believe it was gunfire, but chaos quickly erupted as victims started falling and others ran for their lives.
Witness Gayle Davis said, ” Everybody was just running, you could see people getting shot, people falling.”
Police have identified the gunman as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada. He was perched on the 32 floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Vegas strip and shot down on the crowd of about 20,000.
Smoke from the gunfire in the hotel room reportedly set off smoke detectors and led SWAT teams to the suspect
Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Clark County, said, “We believe the individual killed himself prior to our entry.”
Police say Paddock had been in the Vegas hotel since Sept. 28 and had at least 10 rifles with him.
Paddock opened fire as country music star Jason Aldean performed at the end of the Route 91 Harvest Festival.