What we know so far about deadly Las Vegas shooting

Deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history

We now have more details from Sunday night's shooting on the Las Vegas strip.

The shooter has been identified as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, from Mesquite, Nevada. 

Paddock reportedly checked into the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel Thursday. 

The Route 91 Harvest Festival was a sold out event with more than 22,000 people in attendance. Numerous country music stars performed, such as Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Jake Owen, Big & Rich and Jason Aldean.

Aldean was performing at the time of the shooting, and cellphone video posted online shows the moment Aldean ran off stage when the shooting started. 

Paddock fired rounds from the window of his room in the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. 

He was found dead in his hotel room with 10 firearms, according to police. 

Authorities say that 406 people were taken to hospitals and 50 of those are dead, including an off-duty Las Vegas police officer. 

Las Vegas police say they’ve determined that a woman they were seeking is no longer considered a “person of interest” in the deadly mass shooting. 

Police say they don’t believe 62-year-old Marilou Danley was involved and was found out of the country at the time. 

Police have not yet determined a motive in the shootings.


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