The suspect has been named as a 64-year-old white man named Stephen Paddockby / October 2, 2017 / Leave a comment
Police have confirmed that over 50 people are dead with more than 200 injured following a shooting at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The shots were fired from the 32nd floor of the hotel, striking revellers who had gathered for a country music festival.
The suspect has been named as a 64-year-old white man named Stephen Paddock. According to Las Vegas Police, he has been killed, and a female companion who had been named as a “person of interest” has now been found.
Several images of alleged “missing persons” circulated on social media after the attack. Buzzfeed news has rounded up these hoaxes, including an image of Arsenal footballer Mesut Özil who one poster was claiming was his brother, “a practicing Muslim who is missing after going to the concert.”
The President has tweeted his “warmest condolences”:
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017