Police fatally shot the man who killed at least 50 concert goers late Sunday in Las Vegas. His roommate and companion has been taken into custody as a person of interest.
Police said at least 406 people were transported to hospitals following the shooting, according to Raw Story.
The gunman was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada.
Officers shot Paddock in a 32nd-floor hotel room at Mandalay Bay, where witnesses said he fired “clip after clip after clip after clip” into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The mass of bullets can be heard being fired in the video below.
“Paddock opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Sunday evening at approximately 10:08 p.m. The victims were across the street attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert when bullets rang out. LVMPD SWAT responded to the call, breached the hotel room and found the suspect dead,” the Las Vegas police said in a statement.
Paddock’s roommate and companion, 62-year-old Marilou Danley, was taken into custody Monday morning as a person of interest in the case.
Investigators said Paddock did not have a criminal record, and his brother said Paddock was basically retired and spent his time gambling and going to shows.
Even in retrospect, friends and family saw no signs that anything like this would happen.
Watch video below of the beginning of the incident via USA Today:
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)