تراجُع الروايات الأميركية لمسؤولية داعش عن مجزرة لاس فيغاس

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2017.10.19 07:44

.. ومقطع فيديو للتنظيم يتوعد المدينة

 
أعلنت الشرطة الأميركية عدم وجود سوابق إجرامية لمرتكب مجزرة لاس فيغاس، ستيفن بادوك، الذي قتل 58 شخصاً على الأقل، لكن تنظيم "الدولة الإاسلامية" (داعش) أعلن مسؤوليته، مؤكداً أن هذا الأبيض الستيني اعتنق الإسلام "قبل بضعة أشهر"، فيما انتشر مقطع فيديو للتنظيم يتوعد المدينة.
 
وذكرت وكالة "أعماق"، التابعة للتنظيم، الإثنين، في رسالة، أن بادوك "جندي من جنود (الدولة الإسلامية)". إلا أن مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي (إف بي آي) سارع إلى إعلان "عدم وجود رابط في هذه المرحلة بمجموعة إرهابية دولية".
 
إلا أن مسؤول الشرطة في لاس فيغاس، جوزيف لومباردو، قال إن ستيفن كريغ بادوك أقرب إلى أن يكون واحداً من "الذئاب المنفردة"، رافضاً الحديث عن مسار إرهابي.
 
وكان مُطلِق النار يقيم في ميسكيتي، وهي بلدة صغيرة يسكنها 18 ألف نسمة، تقع على بُعد نحو 120 كم شمال شرقي لاس فيغاس بولاية نيفادا على الحدود مع أريزونا.
 
وقال شقيقه لشبكة "إن بي سي"، إن ستيفن بادوك متقاعد، على غرار العديدين من سكان ميسكيتي. ولم تكن لديه سوابق في مختلف أجهزة الشرطة.
 
وأضاف لومباردو أن بادوك "كان يائساً، أراد إيقاع الكثير من الضحايا".
 
بدوره، قال شقيقه أريك لصحيفة لاس فيغاس ريفيو-جورنال: "ليس لدينا فكرة عما حدث".
 
وقال الرجل، البالغ من العمر 55 عاماً وبدا بالغ التأثر بالمذبحة: "كأن نيزكاً هبط علينا! لا شيء يسمح لنا بتفسير ما فعله".
 
كما أوضح أريك لشبكة "إن بي سي نيوز"، أن بادوك كان يحب الذهاب إلى الكازينوهات للعب.
 
وأوضح أيضاً في مقابلة مع "سي بي إس نيوز"، أن ستيفن بادوك لم يكن لديه "معتقدات دينية" معروفة.
 
من جهتها، بثت شبكة "إي بي سي نيوز" صورة لستيفن أمام حانة مع ما يبدو أنه كأس من الكحول في يده.
 
وفي هذه اللقطة، بدا رجل أغلق عينيه، له لحية رمادية خفيفة، ويرتدي قميصاً داخلياً، وفوقه قميص أبيض، مع رفيقته ماريلو دانلي التي تم توقيفها خارج البلاد.
 
وتابعت شبكة "إي بي سي نيوز" أن ستيفن بادوك كان يعمل محاسباً في السابق، ولديه شهادة طيران ورخصة صيد صادرة عن ولاية ألاسكا.
 
ومن الطابق الـ32 من فندق مجاور، أطلق ستيفن النار على حشود تجمعت لحضور حفلة موسيقية فقتلَ ما لا يقل عن 58 شخصاً وأصاب 515 آخرين بجروح.
 
وقال رئيس شرطة لاس فيغاس إن المسؤول عن أسوأ حادث إطلاق نار في التاريخ الحديث للولايات المتحدة، كان مزوداً بـ10 بنادق على الأقل، وانتحر -على ما يبدو- قبل أن تصل إليه الشرطة.
 
ونشرت صحيفة ديلي ميل البريطانية مقطع فيديو يحرّض فيه أنصار داعش على استهداف مدينة لاس فيغاس، ويظهر في مقطع الفيديو أحد فنادق المدينة بالخلفية.
 

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ورغم أن مقطع الفيديو قد يعود إلى عام 2015، فإن السلطات اعتبرت التهديد موثّقاً.

 

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بعد الهجوم الدامي الذي وقع في فندق ماندالاي باي بمدينة لاس فيغاس الأميركية، والذي نفذه شخص يدعى ستيفن بادوك، باتت التساؤلات تتواتر عن دوافع الرجل، الذي أعلن تنظيم "الدولة الإسلامية" (داعش)، الإثنين 2 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول، أنه أحد جنوده.

 

وبحسب تقرير لصحيفة "التلغراف" البريطانية، يُعتَقَد أنَّ الرجل المُسلَّح، المسؤول عن أسوأ حادثة إطلاق نار جماعي في التاريخ الأميركي المعاصر، هو جَدٌ كان يعيش في بيتٍ صحراوي بعيد.

 

وأعلنت الشرطة أنَّ ستيفن بادوك، (64 عاماً)، هو مرتكب حادث إطلاق النار الذي وقع مساء الأحد، 1 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول.

 

وتبنَّى تنظيم "الدولة الإسلامية" عملية اطلاق النار في لاس فيغاس، معلناً أن منفذ الهجوم "اعتنق الإسلام" قبل أشهر عدة، وفق ما أوردته وكالة "أعماق" التابعة للتنظيم، لكنه لم يورد إثباتات على ذلك.

 

خلَّف الرجل، الذي ينحدر من ولاية نيفادا الأميركية، أكثر من 50 قتيلاً بعدما فتح النار على مهرجان "روت 91 هارفيست" الموسيقي في مدينة لاس فيغاس، بحسب الصحيفة البريطانية.

 

وقُتِل بادوك حين اقتحمت الشرطة شقته بالطابق الـ32 من فندق وكازينو ماندالاي باي.

 

وردَّ الضباط على الرصاص القادِم من تلك الغرفة الفندقية، واشتبكوا مع المشتبه فيه وقتلوه.

 

وإليكم كل ما نعرفه بشأن الرجل المُسلَّح:

 

من أين هو؟

 

أفادت تقارير بأنَّ بادوك يعيش في إحدى قرى التقاعد بمدينة ميسكيتي في ولاية نيفادا الأميركية منذ يونيو/حزيران 2016، ويُعتَقَد أنَّه وُلِد في 9 أبريل/نيسان 1953.

 

ويُزعَم أنَّه عاش من قبلُ في مدينة رينو بنيفادا في الفترة من 2011 إلى 2016، وأنَّه كان له عنوانٌ في مدينة ملبورن بولاية فلوريدا بين عامي 2013 و2015.

 

وأُفيد بأنَّه عاش أيضاً في مدينة هندرسون بولاية نيفادا والعديد من الأماكن في ولاية كاليفورنيا منذ عام 1990.

 

وتقع مدينة ميسكيتي على بُعد نحو 80 ميلاً (نحو 129 كيلومتراً)، أو ساعة و16 دقيقة، من مدينة لاس فيغاس، على طول حدود ولاية نيفادا مع ولاية أريزونا.

 

وتُعد ميسكيتي، وهي مدينة تقع في مقاطعة كلارك كاونتي، موطناً لنحو 17400 شخص، بما في ذلك العديد من المجتمعات التقاعدية، إلى جانب الكازينوهات وملاعب الغولف.

 

هل نفَّذ بادوك العملية بمفرده؟

 

على الرغم من التقارير الأولية التي تحدَّثت عن وجود العديد من المُسلَّحين، لا تعتقد الشرطة في الوقت الراهن أنَّه كان هناك أي مُسلَّحين آخرين.

 

ووصف الشريف جوزيف لومبارد (من شرطة مدينة لاس فيغاس) بادوك بأنَّه "ذئبٌ منفرد".

 

وكان الضباط في البداية يبحثون عن شريكته في السفر والسكن، التي جرى تحديد موقعها الآن، لكن يُعتَقَد أنَّها ليست متورطة.

 

وحتى هذه المرحلة، لا توجد لبادوك أي صلاتٍ معروفة بتنظيماتٍ إرهابية، ولم تُقدَّم أي دوافع تُفسِّر إقدامه على إطلاق النار.

 

وحين سُئِل لومبارد من أحد الصحفيين حول إذا ما كانت الواقعة تُمثِّل عملاً إرهابياً، أجاب: "لا، ليس في هذه المرحلة. نعتقد أنَّها كانت حادثة محلية فردية. فهو (بادوك) يُقيم هنا محلياً".

 

وأضاف: "وأنا ليس مخولاً لي منحكم عنوان سكنه بعد؛ لأنَّ هناك تحقيقاً مستمراً، ولا نعرف في هذه المرحلة كيف كان نظام معتقداته... في الوقت الراهن نعتقد أنَّه الجاني الوحيد حتى الآن، والوضع يبدو جامداً".

 

هل كان بادوك معروفاً لدى السلطات؟

 

تفيد شبكة "إن بي سي" الأميركية بأنَّه كان معروفاً لدى السلطات. لكنَّ السجلات العامة لا تُظهِر أي إداناتٍ جنائية لبادوك في نيفادا.

 

وقالت شرطة مدينة ميسكيتي لشبكة "سي بي إس نيوز" الأميركية، إنَّه لم يكن معلوماً لديها، وإنَّه كان يعيش في مجمعٍ تقاعدي، وإنَّه ذكرٌ أبيض ولم يكن من المحاربين القدامى.

 

ماذا كانت دوافعه؟

 

قال لومباردو للصحفيين إنَّه لا يوجد اعتقاد بأنَّ بادوك كان على صلةٍ بأي مجموعةٍ مسلحة.

 

وقال: "ليست لدينا أي فكرة كيف كان نظام معتقداته. وقد وجدنا العديد من الأسلحة النارية داخل الغرفة التي كان يحتلها".

 

وقال إريك بادوك، شقيق منفذ الهجوم: "إنَّنا مندهشون للغاية. ونحن عاجزون عن فهم ما حدث".

 

وتفاعل الرئيس الأميركي، دونالد ترامب، مع المذبحة على تويتر، قائلاً: "خالص تعازيّ الحارّة وتعاطفي مع ضحايا وعائلات حادث إطلاق النار المُريع في لاس فيغاس. ليبارككم الرب!".

قال لومباردو للصحفيين إنَّه لا يوجد اعتقاد بأنَّ بادوك كان على صلةٍ بأي مجموعةٍ مسلحة.

وقال: "ليست لدينا أي فكرة كيف كان نظام معتقداته. وقد وجدنا العديد من الأسلحة النارية داخل الغرفة التي كان يحتلها".

وقال إريك بادوك، شقيق منفذ الهجوم: "إنَّنا مندهشون للغاية. ونحن عاجزون عن فهم ما حدث".

وتفاعل الرئيس الأميركي، دونالد ترامب، مع المذبحة على تويتر، قائلاً: "خالص تعازيّ الحارّة وتعاطفي مع ضحايا وعائلات حادث إطلاق النار المُريع في لاس فيغاس. ليبارككم الرب!".

The lone Las Vegas gunman, 64, who murdered 58 and injured 515 concert-goers with an automatic rifle from his suite on 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay in Americas deadliest mass shooting - before comitting suicide

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  • Fifty-eight people have been killed and 515 injured after a shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The shooter has been identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, who opened fire from a 32nd floor room of Mandalay Bay Hotel after 10pm Sunday night 
  • Police say they breached Paddocks room and found him dead inside alongside an arsenal of weapons
  • It took an hour and 12 minutes from the first 911 call to the moment police burst into Paddocks room  
  • Cops located his girlfriend Marilou Danley for questioning, but dont believe shes involved in the shooting 
  • He had been staying in Las Vegas since Thursday
  • Paddock was a retired accountant and came to Las Vegas often to gamble, his brother said
  • NBC reports that he gambled $20,000 to $30,000 on several occasions in the past few weeks 
  • Its the deadliest shooting in U.S. history - eclipsing last years massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida 
PICTURED: Stephen Craig Paddock, right, is the man who killed more than 58 and injured 515 in a shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night. Hes pictured above with Marilou Danley, who he lives with

PICTURED: Stephen Craig Paddock, right, is the man who killed more than 58 and injured 515 in a shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night. Hes pictured above with Marilou Danley, who he lives with

At least 58 people are dead and 515 injured after a 72-minute shooting by a lone-wolf gunman who unleashed thousands of rounds of ammunition onto a Las Vegas music festival from a hotel room 1,200 feet away - and more details are still coming out. 

Police say 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock used automatic weapons to rain down gunfire on a crowd of 22,000 people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday night, from his room across the street in the Mandalay Bay hotel.

Headliner Jason Aldean was in the middle of his set just after 10pm when a rumble of gunfire rang out, the sounds of screams and stampeding humans cutting through the country music.

It took police an hour and 12 minutes from the first 911 call to locate Paddock in the building. They were able to figure out that the shots were coming from the Mandalay Bay, so they worked their way from the bottom up. Once they reached the 32nd floor, authorities say they knew they were in the right place. Why remains unclear, but they could have possible smelt or heard gunfire. 

They used explosives to blow the door off his room, but by then it was too late - Paddock had shot himself dead. Its unclear how long after he first started shooting that Paddock committed suicide. 

Inside the room they found an arsenal including 10 rifles.

The following morning, pictures of the Mandalay Bay tower showed two windows on the 32nd floor were blown out.

Its believed that Paddock was staying in a large suite or connected rooms, and was fired down on the crowd from both vantage points.

Following the shooting, police raided Paddocks home in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada where he lived with his girlfriend, 62-year-old Marilou Danley.  

Danley was initially called a person of interest in the shooting, because she appeared to have checked into the hotel with him. But when police called her after the shooting, they found out she has been out of the country and that Danley had used her ID to check into the hotel alone on September 28. They no longer believe she had anything to do with the massacre, but plan to interview when she gets back in the country.  A friend told the Reno Gazette-Journal that Danley is in the Phillipines. 

Investigations are still ongoing and police have not yet determined a motive. he was not believed to be connected to any militant group, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the gunman was a recent convert to Islam. But officials say there is no evidence that Paddock was connected to any international terror organization. 

 

Hundreds of rounds of automatic gunfire were reported by witnesses on the scene; one woman in the Mandalay Bay said that there was a shooter on the 32nd floor, and that they had killed a security guard

Hundreds of rounds of automatic gunfire were reported by witnesses on the scene; one woman in the Mandalay Bay said that there was a shooter on the 32nd floor, and that they had killed a security guard

Police and rescue personnel gather at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue - one block north of the music festival - after the mass shooting

A man lays on top of a woman as others flee the music festival grounds. She appears to be alive and moving

A woman cries while hiding inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar after the mass shooting on Sunday

A woman cries while hiding inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar after the mass shooting on Sunday

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A Monday morning photo shows two windows blown out on the 32nd floor. Police believe Paddock was firing out of both

A Monday morning photo shows two windows blown out on the 32nd floor. Police believe Paddock was firing out of both

Authorities say Paddock had a large room or connecting rooms on the 32nd floor 

Authorities say Paddock had a large room or connecting rooms on the 32nd floor 

Above, the view from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, in an updated photo. The concert was taking place diagonally across the street, where the stage is seen. 

Above, the view from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, in an updated photo. The concert was taking place diagonally across the street, where the stage is seen. 

Above, a view of a typical double room in the Mandalay Bay hotel. Its unclear what kind of room Paddock was staying in

Above, a view of a typical double room in the Mandalay Bay hotel. Its unclear what kind of room Paddock was staying in

Three people lie on the ground, one covered in blood, after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Sunday

Three people lie on the ground, one covered in blood, after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Sunday

Fifty-eigh people are dead and 515 injured after the Sunday shooting at the Las Vegas music festival

Fifty-eigh people are dead and 515 injured after the Sunday shooting at the Las Vegas music festival

Death toll continues to rise in Las Vegas concert shooting
 
 
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What will likely raise suspicions is Paddocks excessive gambling in recent weeks. 

Multiple senior law enforcement officials and a casino executive who spoke with NBC News said that Paddock had on multiple occasions in the past week weeks, gambled amounts greater than $20,000 or $30,000.

This is according to documents that the casinos are required to maintain for each transaction in currency involving cash-in and cash-out of more than $10,000 in a gaming day.

Its unclear if Paddock won or lost a great amount. 

Paddock, a retired accountant, often visits Las Vegas to gamble, his brother told NBC News. Eric says police identified his brother through a wallet that was found on his body.

In an interview with DailyMail.com, Eric said that something must have happened to his brother to make him snap.

He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something, Eric said from his home in Orlando, Florida.  

 

 

THE FIRST LAS VEGAS VICTIMS ARE IDENTIFIED 

The first shooting victims have been identified after 58 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night.

Sonny Melton, 29, Denise Gesford Chambers, Lisa Romero, Jordan McIldoon, 23, Jessica Klymchuk, Adrian Murfitt, 35, and Quinton Robbins, 20, all lost their lives when 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of nearby Mesquite, Nevada began shooting from his hotel room across the street at the Mandalay Bay Casino.

Another 515 people were injured in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. 

 

 

 

Heather Melton, left, says her husband Sonny, right, saved her life as gunfire rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday. He was shot in the back and died, while Heather survived
 

Heather Melton, left, says her husband Sonny, right, saved her life as gunfire rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday. He was shot in the back and died, while Heather survived

Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, was among the 58 people murdered at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday. She is pictured with her husband Tony Burditus at the festival in a photograph she posted to Facebook at around 9.30pm PDT - just minutes before the gunman opened fire

Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, was among the 58 people murdered at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday. She is pictured with her husband Tony Burditus at the festival in a photograph she posted to Facebook at around 9.30pm PDT - just minutes before the gunman opened fire

Meltons wife Heather, a surgeon, who was with him watching Jason Aldean at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, says her brave and selfless husband died saving her life.

He saved my life. He grabbed me and started running when I felt him get shot in the back, she told WSMV. I want everyone to know what a kind-hearted, loving man he was, but at this point, I can barely breathe.

The couple lived in Big Sandy, Tennessee, where Melton worked as a registered nurse in an emergency room and ICU at Henry County Medical Center.

His wife works at the hospital and he aided her in the operating room. They married in 2016.

We were the couple that never should have met, fallen in love or had a future together....but life is funny and we believe God brought us together as soul mates, read their wedding page on The Knot. We have shared amazing times together and nearly unbearable heartaches but through it all we have grown stronger in our love for each other and our families.

Denise Gesford Chambers reportedly died in her husband of 32 years, Tony Burditus arms just minutes after posting a picture of themselves at the festival.

While Gallup School District confirmed that Romero, a secretary at Miyamura High School, was also among the dead. Superintendent Mike Hyatt sent out an email to district staffers, saying our prayers go out to her family during this tragic time.

Adrian Murfitt, from Anchorage, also died at the concert, according to his friend, Brian MacKinnon, who attended the festival with him.

MacKinnon toldKTUU that Murfitt was one of the happiest people I know and that the wrong person had died

Jessica Klymchuk
   
Quinton Robbins,
 

Mom-of-four Jessica Klymchuk (left) and Quinton Robbins, 20, (right) are among the 58 people who were gunned down and killed during the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival last night

Jordan McIlldoon (left) was reportedly among the 58 people who lost their lives during the mass shooting. McIlldoon is pictured above in Las Vegas last year, with a woman who appears to be his girlfriend
   
Lisa Romero
 

Jordan McIlldoon (left) and Lisa Romero (right) are reportedly among the 58 people who lost their lives during the mass shooting

Adrian Murfitt, 35, was confirmed dead by a close friend who was also at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas

Adrian Murfitt, 35, was confirmed dead by a close friend who was also at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas

 

Two Canadians were among the dozens killed in the mass shooting McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, and Klymchuk, a mother-of-four, visiting Vegas with her fiance from Edmonton, according to City News.

McIldoon, 23, was attending the festival with his girlfriend, his parents told CBC, when he was gunned down.

Fellow festival goer Heather Gooze of Spring Valley, Nevada spread word of his death on Facebook.

Friends and family, I am OK. I am right outside of the festival grounds. We are not allowed to go anywhere, Gooze wrote Monday morning. I am with a young man who died in my arms! RIP Jordan McIldoon from British Columbia. I cant believe this just happened!!!

McIldoons parents, who are flying down to Las Vegas, said he was a heavy-duty mechanics apprentice and was soon to attend trade school.

We only had one child, they said. We just dont know what to do.

His grandfather Bob McIldoon told CityNews Vancouver; Its a terrible thing, terrible for everyone.

Quinton Robbins, 20, of Henderson, Nevada, is another shooting victim who has been identified by family and friends on social media.

His aunt, Kilee Wells Sanders, confirmed on Facebook that Quinton had died on Sunday night, describing him as the most kind and loving soul.

Everyone who met him, loved him. His contagious laugh and smile. He was truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many, he is loved by so many.

Robbins studied at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and worked as a recreational assistant at the City of Henderson.

Quinton was a pay-it-forward kinda guy, Tyce Jones, a long time friend of the family, told Newsweek. Always had a smile on his face and was a nice guy. He loved his family and loved to coach his little brothers flag football team. He will be missed.

 

 

Paddocks father, Benjamin, was a serial bank robbery who ended up on the FBIs most wanted list back in 1969

Paddocks father, Benjamin, was a serial bank robbery who ended up on the FBIs most wanted list back in 1969

Eric said his brother wasnt religious, political or had any mental illness that he knows of. However, he acknowledged that he wasnt exactly a normal guy and that he dabbled in high stakes video poker. One time, Eric says his brother texted me a picture that he won $40,000 on a slot machine.   

 

The last time he spoke with him was after Hurricane Irma, when Paddock called to check in on their 90-year-old mother. 

Our condolences to everyone, Eric said. We just dont understand. Its like an asteroid just fell out of the sky and we have no reason, rhyme, rationale, excuse - theres just nothing.

There does appear to be a history of mental illness in the family. Paddocks father was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a serial bank robber who ended up on the FBI Most Wanted list back in 1969 when he escaped from federal prison in Texas while serving a 20 years sentence.

The FBI kept him on the list for the next eight years, and he was eventually found one year after he was removed from the list in 1978 while outside an Oregon Bingo hall.

The agency said that the fugitive had been diagnosed as psychopathic and also had possible suicidal tendencies. 

Paddock had both hunting and fishing licenses according to public records, as well as his pilots license, but no criminal record in the state of Nevada. 

A police officer takes cover behind a police vehicle during the shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino
People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival
 

A police officer takes cover behind a police vehicle during the shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino (left); people take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival (right)

A body lies under a sheet on The Strip in Las Vegas as police secure the area after 58 people were killed on Sunday

A body lies under a sheet on The Strip in Las Vegas as police secure the area after 58 people were killed on Sunday

 

Police on guard on the streets outside the Mandalay Bay. The shooter was killed inside the hotel

Police are now searching for Marilou Danley (pictured) whom they say may have information on the shooter as she was his roommate or companion
No information has been given out about the killer, only that he was a local man
 

Police detained Marilou Danley, described as Paddocks companion and his roommate, in the early hours of Monday morning. They say they dont believe she was involved in the shooting

President Trump has sent his warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history
 

President Trump has sent his warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history

President Trump spoke about the shooting at a morning press conference, calling it a senseless murder and an act of pure evil

President Trump spoke about the shooting at a morning press conference, calling it a senseless murder and an act of pure evil

 
 
 

 

In a Monday morning press conference, Sheriff Lombardo said Paddock was cited several years ago but said it was a normal practice in the court system. Lombardo did not give further details on that citation. 

Police in Mesquite, Nevada, where Paddock lives in a golfing community, said they had no history with the man.  

Records show that Paddock sued The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas in September 2012, after he slipped and fell on an obstruction on the floor and claimed to have suffered injuries. But that lawsuit was dropped in October 2014. 

He has been married at least once before, to Peggy Paddock, 63, who has been interviewed by police.  

Outside her home in Cerritos, California, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Sgt. Cort Bishop told DailyMail.com that Peggy was married to Stephen for 6 years but divorced him 27 years ago.

’She is as shocked and surprised as everybody else by what happened in Vegas, said Sgt. Bishop.

He went on to say that Peggy has no children with her ex and ‘has had no contact with him for many years.’

Sgt. Bishop added that Peggy has been in a relationship with her current boyfriend for 20 years and that he did not know why she kept her ex-husbands name after the divorce.

 

Paddocks brother Eric said he wasnt religious, political or had any mental illness that he knew of 

Stephen Paddock, right, seen with his brother Eric in this undated image provided to the Today show 

Stephen Paddock, right, seen with his brother Eric in this undated image provided to the Today show 

Paddocks former home in Florida is pictured above 

Paddocks former home in Florida is pictured above 

TIMELINE OF TERROR IN VEGAS: 

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when lone gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on the 22,000 people gathered.

About 10pm: Paddock smashes out two windows on the 32nd floor with a hammer-like implement and opens fire with his arsenal of at least 19 weapons - including fully automatic weapons.

10.08pm: First phone call to police that shots had been fired at the festival outside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

10.38pm: Police in Las Vegas say that they are investigating reports of an active shooter near to the Mandalay Bay.

11.08pm: Las Vegas police confirm they have shut down a portion of The Strip

11.20pm: SWAT teams storm the 32nd floor room that Stephen Paddock was firing from. They gained entry using flashbangs designed to stun the shooter. Officers entered the room and found he had taken his own life. Seventy-two minutes elapsed from the first 911 call to Paddock being found dead.

11.20pm: Hundreds of people began being transported to hospitals in Las Vegas

11.32pm: McCarran International Airport announced it was diverting flights destined for the city.

11.34pm: Interstate 15 in and out of Las Vegas was shut down for a time.

11.56pm: Hospitals in Las Vegas said that at least two people were dead and 24 were injured of which 12 were critical.

12.01am: Almost two hours after the first emergency call police confirmed that one suspect was down.

1.06am: The Southern California police department say that one of their officers is among the injured.

1.34am: At this point the death toll dramatic rises to 20 people injured and 100 injured.

1.54am: Police in Las Vegas says that two of their officers who were off-duty were among the dead.

2.13am: Investigators say that they are looking for the roommate of the shooter - Marilou Danley and describe her as a person of interest.

3.30am: Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo announces that the death toll is now at least 50 dead and 200 injured - making this the deadliest shooting in US history

6.30am: Investigators say they have located Marilou Danley and say that she is overseas and is not longer a person of interest.

9.30am: Sheriff provides another update and says that the death toll is now in excess of 58 and that 515 people are injured.

 

Heavily armed police searched Paddocks home here he lived with Danley early Monday morning. 

Police saw no movement inside before serving a search warrant at the one-story, three-bedroom home in the Sun City Mesquite retirement community, about 80 miles north of Las Vegas.  

Inside the home, police found guns and ammunition - but didnt release further details about what types.

Its a nice, clean home and theres nothing out of the ordinary, a Mesquite police spokesman said. 

 

Police continue to search for two vehicles connected to Paddock - a Hyundai Tucson with a Nevada license plate 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring with a Nevada license plate 79D401.

Paddock previously owned a home in Isle de Viera, Florida. A couple who lived next door to him, Don and Sharon Judy, say he only visited a handful of times in the two years he owned it.  

He seemed normal, other than that he lived by gambling. He was very open about that, Sharon Judy told Florida Today. First time we ever met him, he handed us the key to the house and said, Hey, would keep an eye on the house, were only going to be here every now and then.

On the times that they visited the home, they say it was sparsely furnished, with only a few chairs, a bed in each bedroom and a few laptops. Paddock reportedly told them that he and his girlfriend would stay up all night gambling. They say they never saw weapons inside the home.   

 

 

A general view of the property believed to be the residence of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock situated in Mesquite, NV

A general view of the property believed to be the residence of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock situated in Mesquite, NV

Local Police seal off the road leading to Vegas shooter Stephen Paddocks home in Mesquite, NV as they facilitate the arrival of further assets involved in the execution of a search warrant on the property

Local Police seal off the road leading to Vegas shooter Stephen Paddocks home in Mesquite, NV as they facilitate the arrival of further assets involved in the execution of a search warrant on the property

Las Vegas police sweep through a convention center area during a lockdown Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Tropicana Las Vegas following an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas police sweep through a convention center area during a lockdown Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Tropicana Las Vegas following an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip

Danley is described as an Asian woman, around four feet 11 inchest tall and weighing 111lbs
Police are also seeking two cars owned by the shooter: a Hyundai Tucson, license plate 114 B40, and a Chrysler Pacfica, license plate 19D 401. Pictured: Danley
 

Paddocks brother described Marilou (left and right) as his a girlfriend

Debris is strewn through the scene of a mass shooting at a music festival near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas

Debris is strewn through the scene of a mass shooting at a music festival near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas

Investigators are continuing to collect evidence from the concert venue 

Investigators are continuing to collect evidence from the concert venue 

The shooter was in the far left tower of the Mandalay Bay (bottom right), shooting into the crowds at the Las Vegas Village, located diagonally across the intersection in the middle. 

The shooter was in the far left tower of the Mandalay Bay (bottom right), shooting into the crowds at the Las Vegas Village, located diagonally across the intersection in the middle. 

Police continued to block off traffic on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday 

Police continued to block off traffic on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday 

President Donald Trump paid his respects on Monday morning, writing on Twitter: My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you! 

He spoke about the shooting in a somber morning press conference, calling the deadly incident a senseless murder and an act of pure evil.

We pray for the day that evil is banished and the innocent are safe from hatred and fear, Trump said. May God  bless the souls of the lives that our lost, may God give us the grace of healing and may God provide the healing family with the strength to carry on.

Trump plans to fly to Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with first responders, the injured and the families of the victims.  

A large group of people gather to donate blood at a special United Blood Services drive at a University Medical Center facility to help victims of a mass shooting on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada

A large group of people gather to donate blood at a special United Blood Services drive at a University Medical Center facility to help victims of a mass shooting on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Above, the scene inside one blood donation center on Monday after the shooting 

Above, the scene inside one blood donation center on Monday after the shooting 

Richard Williams of Nevada smiles as United Blood Services phlebotomist Sha-Na Hill  takes his blood at a special United Blood Services drive at a University Medical Center facility to help victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting 

Richard Williams of Nevada smiles as United Blood Services phlebotomist Sha-Na Hill takes his blood at a special United Blood Services drive at a University Medical Center facility to help victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting 

Three festivalgoers ask for directions as they leave the area around the Mandalay Hotel after a gunman killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017

Three festivalgoers ask for directions as they leave the area around the Mandalay Hotel after a gunman killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017

A woman wearing a Route 91 wristband walks near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2017

A woman wearing a Route 91 wristband walks near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2017

Police surround the stage at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 02 October, 2017

Police surround the stage at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 02 October, 2017

Law enforcement walk on the Las Vegas Strip near Mandalay Bay hotel-casino Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas

Law enforcement walk on the Las Vegas Strip near Mandalay Bay hotel-casino Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas

Pictures of the Mandalay Bay hotel Monday morning show two windows blown out on the 32nd flood. Authorities say Paddock may have booked a large room or connecting rooms, and was firing out of both windows.  Police were able to pinpoint Paddocks location because he set off the smoke alarm with the gunfire. 

Terrifying footage from the scene shows concert-goers reacting with confusion and then panic as the festival turned into a bloodbath around them.

Video from close to the stage shows people hitting the floor as others crawl to safety or run for their lives. Audio from further back in the crowd captured several bursts of sustained automatic gunfire.

Witnesses said hundreds of rounds of ammunition were emptied into the crowd, with Paddock stopping several times to reload as he carried out his massacre.

Among those shot dead at the concert was an off-duty Las Vegas Metro Police officer. Attendees said a large number of law enforcement and military personnel had been attending the show.

 

Two on-duty Las Vegas police officers who engaged the shooter have been hospitalized. One of the officers was critically injured, but is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery. The other officer suffered minor injuries. Neither have been identified. Two officers with the Las Angeles Sheriffs Department deputies were also injured in the shooting. One is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition. Their names have not been released either.

A wounded person is walked in on a wheelbarrow as Las Vegas police respond to the active shooter situation

A wounded person is walked in on a wheelbarrow as Las Vegas police respond to the active shooter situation

Festival-goers, crouch in cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire rained down on crowds

Festival-goers, crouch in cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire rained down on crowds

Stephen Paddock, 64, carried out the massacre after opening fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night

Stephen Paddock, 64, carried out the massacre after opening fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night

People assist a wounded woman at the Tropicana hotel, which is located close to where the Route 91 festival was being held

People assist a wounded woman at the Tropicana hotel, which is located close to where the Route 91 festival was being held

First responders and bystanders carry an injured person to an emergency station located at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave - one block north of the shooting

First responders and bystanders carry an injured person to an emergency station located at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave - one block north of the shooting

People dive for cover at Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada

People dive for cover at Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Officers are seen outside the Mandalay Bay hotel, where the shooter was holed up in a room on the 32nd floor

Officers are seen outside the Mandalay Bay hotel, where the shooter was holed up in a room on the 32nd floor

Concertgoers check their phones while hiding inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar after the mass shooting on Sunday 

Concertgoers check their phones while hiding inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar after the mass shooting on Sunday 

A concertgoer makes a phone call early Monday while hiding inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar 

A concertgoer makes a phone call early Monday while hiding inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar 

 

All of the ambulances in the area were been deployed to the location, and victims taken to two hospitals. 

University Medical Center says they took in 104 of the injured patients, and that four have since died. Twelve are in critical condition and eight had to be sent immediately into the operating room. 

Sunrise Hospital was the other hospital that took in patients. They said they treated 180 patients, and that 14 of those patients have died. 

Las Vegas authorities are calling for blood donations and setting up a hotline to report missing people in the wake of a mass shooting.

Las Vegas police said Monday that it will take time to identify all of the injured and dead in what was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The number to report missing people is (866) 535-5654. Police have also opened a family reunification center for people to find loved ones at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd., in Building B.

Las Vegas police say anyone who wants to help can give blood at one of two locations in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson. A blood drive is also being planned.

Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay shooting

This was the scene at the music festival before the assassin opened fire on the crowds of as many as 30,000 people

At first he didnt seem to understand what was happening, and continued playing for around 10 seocnds as shots were fired; he was then rushed off the stage
Initially people peacefully crouched at the command of police
 

Jason Aldean was on stage (pictured) at the festival when the gunfire rang out. He continued playing for 10 seconds as shots were fired; he was then rushed off the stage. He and his team are confirmed to be safe

This photograph shows a bullet hole left in the wall of a metal building in which fleeing bystanders had hidden

This photograph shows a bullet hole left in the wall of a metal building in which fleeing bystanders had hidden

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One witness at the concert told DailyMail.com that a woman had entered the crowd with a male companion and screamed Theyre all around... Youre all going to f***ing die today just 45 minutes before the gunfire broke out.

The woman was described as being Hispanic and in her 50s; she and the man were escorted out of the venue by security. 

Witness Breanna Hendricks, who was in Vegas celebrating her 21st birthday, said: There was a lady who came running up behind us in the concert and she started to play with peoples hair acting crazy and she told us that were all going to f***ing die.

She said theyre all around us and we were going to die, continued Hendricks, whose mom Shawn Hendricks also witnessed the startling altercation.

She was Hispanic, probably about 5ft 5, brown hair. It felt like she had knowledge of what was about to happen, her and her boyfriend who was also Hispanic.

The woman was saying her boyfriend couldnt breathe so they could get through the crowd. 

It seemed she was telling us to either warn us or she was part of it and she was telling us because she knew we were going to die, it was so scary.

Its not clear whether what she witnessed is related to the shooting or not.

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Witness Breanna Hendricks, who is in Vegas celebrating her 21st birthday, told DailyMail.com that a woman had told the crowd Youre all going to f***ing die today 45 minutes before the shooting. Its not known if the two are connected
 

Witness Breanna Hendricks, who is in Vegas celebrating her 21st birthday, told DailyMail.com that a woman had told the crowd Youre all going to f***ing die today 45 minutes before the shooting. Its not known if the two are connected

A man lays on top of a woman as others flee the  music festival grounds. She appears to be alive and moving
 

This was the moment that crowds began to flee the scene as gunfire rang out at the 30,000-strong music festival is attacked. At first crowds didnt seem to know what was happening

People scramble over barriers to get to safety as the gunfire rages on at the Las Vegas event

People scramble over barriers to get to safety as the gunfire rages on at the Las Vegas event

What appears to be a body under a sheet lies in front of swarms of police and rescue personnel at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave

What appears to be a body under a sheet lies in front of swarms of police and rescue personnel at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave

A wounded woman is moved outside the Tropicana during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas on Sunday

A wounded woman is moved outside the Tropicana during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas on Sunday

Professional poker player Dan Bilzerian, who was at the event, streamed footage of himself running
Holy f**k this girl just got shot in the f**king head, he said, This is so f**king crazy.
 

Professional poker player Dan Bilzerian, who was at the event, streamed footage of himself running. Holy f**k this girl just got shot in the f**king head, he said, This is so f**king crazy.

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Video footage of the shooting shows performer Jason Aldean on stage as the automatic gunfire rings out.

Aldean continues performing for ten seconds as the gunfire rings out constantly, only stopping after screams begin to rise from the crowds.

People in the crowds argue over whether they just heard gunshots as the lights on the stage dim and Aldean and his band leave.

He later posted a message on Instagram that read: Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe.

My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate

Aldean was the closing act of the festival. Taking to Twitter, many other stars sent out their thoughts and prayers to those affected.

Jake Owen, who played the main stage before Aldean, tweeted: Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray.

In an interview with CNN, Owen described seeing people scrambling for any kind of cover. Owen took cover in his tour bus but says he saw plenty of concertgoers with the chaos and fear in their eyes.  

 

We need to stand up and fight these cowards, he said. This is not what America was built to be... Its up to us as entertainers to continue to come out here and sing our songs… and not back down to this, Owen said. We can win this.

Lauren Alaina, tweeted: Praying for everyone at Route 91. That crowd was one of the best Ive played for all year. This news is devastating. My camp is home & safe.

The Brothers Osborne urged revelers to find cover immediately, tweeting: Just hearing about active shooting at Route 91 Festival in Vegas. Take cover and get safe immediately! Prayers to everyone there.

Singer Lee Brice, who performed on the opening night on Friday, posted: Hearts out to Vegas. Route 91 concert, stage I played two nights ago. Musicians, fans, workers, you are all in our prayers right now.

Michael Ray said: My heart is breaking we were just there Friday! My prayers are with everyone. 

MGM Resorts International, which owns Mandalay Bay, issued a statement reading: Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of last night’s shooting, their families, and those still fighting for their lives. We are working with law enforcement and will continue to do all we can to help all of those involved.

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People carry a person at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after the gunman opened fire

People carry a person at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after the gunman opened fire

But as the countless rounds rang out, people began to panic and flee
Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip
 

Initially people peacefully crouched at the command of police (left). But as the countless rounds rang out, people began to panic and flee

Police officers with shotguns and machine guns advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort

Police officers with shotguns and machine guns advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort

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THE WORLD MOURNS WITH LAS VEGAS  

JASON ALDEAN  - COUNTRY SINGER WHO WAS PERFORMING DURING SHOOTING 

Singer Jason Aldean later posted on Instagram that he and his team escaped the shooting and were safe. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night, he wrote
 

Singer Jason Aldean later posted on Instagram that he and his team escaped the shooting and were safe. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night, he wrote

IVANKA TRUMP - FIRST DAUGHTER 

MIKE PENCE - VICE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. 

BARACK OBAMA - FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT

SADIQ KHAN - MAYOR OF LONDON

THERESA MAY - PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

BILL CLINTON - FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT 

NEVADA GOV. BRIAN SANDOVAL 

GABBY GIFFORDS -  FORMER ARIZONA REPRESENTATIVE WHO WAS SHOT IN 2011

REP. STEVE SCALISE - GOP HOUSE WHIP WHO WAS SHOT AT CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL PRACTICE IN JUNE

HOUSE MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI 

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Witnesses said that the crowd initially got calmly down on the ground, but as more people fell to the gunfire, mass panic took hold and people began to stampede from the scene. 

 

Speaking on a bus laid on to transport concert goers away from the scene, Lisa Price, 43, and Nancy Stover, 38, of Los Angeles said: People were lying on the ground - I was like get up, youre going to get trodden on.

We just heard like pop, pop, pop, pop and started walking - it was happening over and over again.

It was at least 20 shots. Enough for us to start walking, then running and panicking. Luckily, we seemed to be further away - we were at the front of the concert near the stage.

It seemed to be coming from the back. We were running to try to help people and they were coming from that directio

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