Pictured: The victims of the Las Vegas shooting

07 Octobre, 2017, 01:41 | Auteur: Stephane Girardot
  • Police officers stand by as medical personnel tend to mass shooting victims

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was an "obviously premeditated" killer, setting up a video camera inside his hotel room 32 stories above a country music concert and surveillance equipment outside his room to tip him when police approached, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Tuesday.

NBC News reported that the now-deceased criminal was accused of stealing a cumulative value of $25,000 from three Phoenix banks, and was found to be armed with a loaded revolver and cash worth $2,975 in his possession.

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"It is an act of malicious and hateful, has responded to Donald Trump at a press conference, without mentioning the claim of the islamic State".

'It was so well lit up because of all the lights of the concert, you could clearly see dozens and dozens of bodies on the ground, just piled up on the ground.

The leaked photographs, some of them too graphic to publish, suggest Paddock killed himself with a shot to the head shortly before a police SWAT team stormed his room.

This shooting is one of the most deadly in the history of modern american. "And it always has", he said from the White House.

Concertgoers said they saw flashes from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay as long bursts of gunfire rang out while singer Jason Aldean performed.

"Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy".

People flattened on the grass. And we have no reason, rhyme, rationale, excuse. He also said the FBI and Homeland Security are working on assisting local authorities with the investigation into the massacre. On Tuesday, the 62-year-old was in the Philippines.

The Mandalay Bay is part of the MGM Group which offers a loyalty program called MLife which has five tiers.

The preliminary death toll, which officials said could rise, surpassed last year's record massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, by a gunman who pledged allegiance to Daesh, Reuters reported. "And it was realized that this was not the case, that it was gunshots", said a spectator, Monique Dekerf to CNN.

He said his brother was "not a normal guy" and "played high stakes video poker". She had no association with the shooting, authorities said.

Stephen Paddock, 64, is from Mesquite, Nevada and was identified by police as the shooter at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. (David Becker/Getty Images) People run for cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. "A concertgoer needs to get out of the way to safety as quickly as possible".

Witnesses described chaos as people ran for their lives as bullets rained down at the outdoor show, next to the city's iconic Strip.

Many casinos in the area locked their doors during the incident to keep out any potential attackers, some using handcuffs to do so, according to witnesses.