Shooting "Won't Define" Las Vegas

09 Octobre, 2017, 01:49 | Auteur: Aubrey Nash
  • John Locher  AP

The brother of Stephen Paddock, 64, said he's "completely dumbfounded" by the shooting at a country music concert Sunday night, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

He arrived at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino four days before the attack with at least 10 suitcases filled with guns, according to police.

Also, the office of Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.) said that he had been briefed by the FBI and informed that some, but not all of the weapons found in the hotel room were fully automatic. "We're in the business of selling firearms legally and took all precautions on this sale, as we do with all sales", he said. Police are yet to confirm how Paddock got the guns to his room and the Mandalay Bay hotel has not commented on its security measures in light of the attack.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Las Vegas Police confirmed at a news conference that the shooter had fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. So far, investigators said, they have found no manifesto or anything else to explain the killer's actions. Also, several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer that can be turned into explosives, were in his car, authorities said. Moreover, the report says that in a statement ISIS referred to Paddock by the nom de guerre Abu Abd al-Barr al-Amriki.

The normally colourful Las Vegas Strip takes on a mournful tone following Sunday's shooting.

President Trump solemnly addressed the nation Monday morning about Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, saying Americans are "joining together in sadness, shock and grief". Background checks are conducted when people buy guns in the store, but there are no laws requiring them to be performed when people buy guns privately.

The domestic terrorist behind the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas has been identified as Stephen Paddock.

These preparations, along with the downward angle of Paddock's gunfire, would make the shooting more lethal than it might otherwise have been.

Smoke filled the hotel room as he unloaded round after round into crowds, triggering the alarm and leading police to his door, Randy Sutton, a retired lieutenant with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told the Washington Post.

Hospitals issued an appeal for blood donations because the massive number of casualties had drained blood supplies.

Eight additional officers arrived on the 32nd floor and began to move systematically down the hallway, clearing every room and looking for any injured people.

"Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions", Jason expressed.

Paddock fires his final shots, which are recorded on an officer's bodycam. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe.