A shooter opened fire at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival the previous evening, executing more than 50 individuals and possibly harming more than 400 individuals, according to reports from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Programmed gunfire broke out at around 10pm the previous evening amid nation artist Jason Aldean’s set at the celebration, which was held at the Las Vegas Village and Festival Grounds on the Las Vegas strip. The shooting occurred in the midst of a horde of around 22,000 individuals, and has been named the deadliest in American history.
The speculated shooter was shot and murdered after SWAT groups slid on the show grounds after the gunfire broke out soon after 10pm. In a public interview early today, Las Vegas Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo affirmed that the suspect in the shooting was 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, a white male. After the shooting, police additionally looked through the adjacent Ali Baba Restaurant and New York-New York Hotel and Casino, including the speculate’s inn room. The LVMPD additionally revealed that they were “certain” they had found and kept “a partner” of Paddock’s, Marilou Danley, as a man of intrigue.