AT least 59 people have been killed in the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
Stephen Paddock opened fire on country music fans in Las Vegas from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay sending gig-goers running for their lives. Here’s what we know…
How many Las Vegas shooting victims are there?
Police have confirmed at least 59 people died in the attack. Two police officers were among those shot, with at least one killed.
The victims named so far are;
- Sonny Melton, 29-year-old nurse
- Chris Hazencomb, 44
- Heather Alvarado, 35
- Hannah Ahlers, 35
- Austin Davis, 29
- Carrie Barnette, 34
- Michael Anderson
- Kurt Von Tillow, 55
- Michelle Vo, 32
- Neysa Tonks
- Erick Silva
- Brennan Stewart, 30
- Melissa Ramirez, 28
- Victor Link, 25
- Bill Wolfe Jr
- Stacee Etcheber
- Denise Gesford Chambers
- Calla Medig
- Jordan McIldoon, 23
- Quinton Robbins, 20
- Christiana Duarte, 21
- Jack Beaton
- Tara Roe Smith, 34
- Cameron Robinson, 28
- Jessica Klymchuk, 28
- Jenny Parks
- Jennifer Topaz Irvine, 42
- Susan Smith, 53
- Adrian Murfitt, 35
- Denise Burditus, 50
- Sandy Casey
- Rachel Parker, 33
- Angela Gomez
- John Phippen
- Rhonda LeRocque
- Dana Gardner
- Lisa Romero-Muniz, 48
- Bailey Schweitzer, 20
- Charleston Hartfield
- Adrian Murfitt, 35
- Chris Roybal, 28
- Thomas Day Jnr, 54
The devastating attack surpasses the Orlando shooting at the Pulse nightclub last year, which saw 49 people killed.
Horrifying video shows blood-soaked concert-goers running in terror from the Route 91 country music festival after hundreds of rounds were fired from a nearby Mandalay Bay Resort Casino balcony after Paddock smashed two windows of the hotel suite he was staying in.
Around 527 people were injured in the shooting.
What happened in Las Vegas?
Hundreds of people were forced to dive for cover after gunfire erupted during a set at the open-air Route 91 Harvest Festival.
At least 59 people have died and 527 have been taken to hospital as Paddock sprayed bullets into the crowds from a Mandalay Bay Hotel balcony.
The Las Vegas strip was put on lockdown as cops raced to the scene.
People ran to the nearby airport for cover, with other hotels also placed on a heightened security alert.
The shooting took place at around 22:30 (05:30 GMT).
All flights in and out of Las Vegas were cancelled following the shooting but have now resumed.
Travellers were left in limbo as services into McCarran Airport were either cancelled or diverted to other airports in the US and Canada.
Who is Stephen Paddock?
Stephen Paddock, 64, is from Mesquite, Nevada and was identified by police as the shooter at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
Police confirmed the gunman was a “lone wolf” who had an unknown motive and was not believed to be connected to any extremist or militant groups.
Paddock was found dead by armed police as they stormed the hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino.
Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said that police has located a number of firearms in the hotel room used for the shooting.
Paddock’s brother has expressed his astonishment at the attack while police have said they currently searching for a motive.
But while the shooter himself had no criminal background, the same reportedly cannot be said for all his family.
Paddock’s father was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a serial bank robber.
The bandit is understood to have wound up on the FBI’s Most Wanted list in 1969 when he escaped from prison in Texas while serving a 20-year sentence.