Shooting in Las Vegas Kills More Than 50

At 11 PM Pacific Time Sunday night, a shooter from a nearby hotel attacked an outdoor country music festival, killing more than 50 people.

With the shooter killed onsite, police began searching for an accomplice, found about 2 hours after the shooting. Police are now coordinating with the FBI in asking concert attendees to send their video to the FBI, using the phone number 1-800-CALLFBI (255-5324).

The shooter was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. According to Las Vegas Police Undersheriff Kevin McMahill, the shooter died from a gunshot wound. It is currently unknown who made the shot, whether himself, a policeman, or a citizen. Paddock was found with at least 10 rifles in the hotel room from which he shot at the festival.

Temporarily, the Las Vegas International Airport suspended all flights, with a limited amount restored.

It is currently unknown if the incident has international terrorist ties, although according to CNN, a US official has indicated that the perpetrator had no connections to overseas terrorist groups.

Jason Aldean, the singer at the time, is an American country music star with no apparent connections to political or social controversies. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo indicated that a motive is yet to be established.

Sadly, the death toll of this shooting surpasses the Orlando Nightclub shooting, which was inspired by the Islamic State.

The difference in the incidents is that the Orlando shooter was much younger than Paddock, and had been a security guard prior to the incident. The Las Vegas police have not indicated that Paddock was any more than an ordinary man, but plan to raid his residence Monday morning.

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