Las Vegas Police: 58 killed in mass shooting
Monday, 02 October 2017


At least 58 people have been fatally wounded in the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and 515 are injured, Las Vegas Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo said during a press conference on Monday.

"The number of people that have died has increased to 58," Lombardo said. "Number of injured is at 515."

The FBI said that Stephen Paddock, a gunman who had killed dozens of people in Las Vegas on Sunday, had no connection with the Daesh terrorist group despite some media reports claiming otherwise, citing ISIS.

Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said at a news conference on Monday that Paddock, who killed some 58 people and injured 515, was not connected to Daesh (Arab term for ISIS).

"As this event unfolds, we have determined to this point no connection with an international terrorist group," Rouse said, adding that the FBI will continue to work to ensure that "this is factually thoroughly and absolutely investigated."

The announcement comes after Daesh claimed responsibility for the shooting that that is considered to be the biggest incident of the kind in US history. The extremist group reportedly said that the man was its "soldier," but provided no proof to the claim. Reuters has also reported that Paddock, a 64-year-old man who lived in Nevada, converted to Islam "months ago."

 



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