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LAS VEGAS A gunman in a high rise hotel overlooking the Las Vegas Strip opened fire on a country music festival late Sunday, killing at least 59 people and injuring hundreds in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
The gunman, identified by police as Stephen Paddock, was later found dead by officers on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said during a news briefing Monday. President Donald Trump called the massacre an of pure evil and ordered flags flown at half staff. Trump said he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday, releasing messages through its Amaq News Agency stating the shooter had been one of its “soldiers” who recently converted to Islam. However, law enforcement officials on Monday disputed the claims from ISIS.
“We have determined, to this point, no connection with an international terrorist group,” Aaron Rouse, the special agent in charge of the FBI in Las Vegas, told reporters.
Two Canadians were among the victims killed in Sunday attack.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the attack a and cowardly act of violence. hearts break for our American friends and neighbours today, Trudeau said in a statement. behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones and friends, and my prayers for a fast and full recovery for the many injured.
Paddock, 64, was found dead in his hotel room by Las Vegas SWAT officers, police said. They believe Paddock, who had checked in on Thursday, took his own life. He was found with more than 10 rifles. Sunday. Police said more than 22,000 people were at the concert when Paddock began firing round after round, shooting from an elevated position that left those on the ground effectively helpless.
Police believe Paddock, a local resident, was a “lone wolf” attacker.
Relatives of Paddock said they were stunned by what happened. His brother, Eric, said their mother spoke to the FBI.
“She said, don understand why my son did this, Eric Paddock said Monday morning outside his home in Orlando, adding he was shocked by the weaponry police described in Las Vegas.
Eric Paddock told CBS his brother had religious affiliation, no political affiliation, he just hung out, and was unaware of his brother having any mental illness, alcohol or drug problems.