A sudden rampage on a country music festival late on Sunday spoiled the mood of the festival On the Las Vegas strip, a gunman had opened fire on the crowd. He was in a high - rise hotel that overlooks the Las Vegas strip where the festival was going on. The firing killed around 50 people and injured more than a four hundred people.
This shooting is recorded to be the deadliest mass shooting in the history of modern United States of America. As identified by the police, the gunman was Stephen Paddock; his dead body was found later on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. This report was given by Sheriff Joseph Lombardo during a news conference. This particular shooting incident has marked the latest outbreak of gunfire and bloodshed in a public place which has again given rise to a situation of terror in the country. The number of deaths in this carnage has surpassed a previous similar situation in June 2016 which was 49, when a gunman in Orlando started a firing in a crowded nightclub.
Lombardo had mentioned that the number of deaths could further rise since the police are still investigating the shooting venue. The police have also mentioned that about 406 people have already been taken to hospitals after the shooting incident. But the police did not clearly mention how many people were wounded by the shooting or injured in the chaos that took place after the incident. SWAT officers found the main culprit dead in the hotel room and they are of the view point that Stephen Paddock took his own life.
When the thousands of concert goers had gathered for the three day music festival ran for cover when the firing began at around 10 pm. According to the police report, there were more than 22,000 people present at the concert when Stephen Paddock had checked in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The police believe that Paddock was a local resident and was all alone in the shooting incident. But the police did not give any further details on the background of Paddock or any other possible motive behind this random shooting incident. Lombardo mentioned that the police have no idea about the belief of Paddock and at this moment he is considered to be the sole aggressor.