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My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight," he wrote. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted his condolences after the "senseless violence.
You have our condolences and sympathies," he wrote. Hillary Clinton also expressed her grief in a tweet: "The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.
Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get. She added: "Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.
Police urged families looking to locate missing loved ones to call Pete Williams reported from Washington. Alex Johnson reported from Los Angeles.
Rachel Elbaum is a London-based editor, producer and writer. Politics Coronavirus U. News World Opinion Business. Police later said a lone gunman opened fire from a window on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Police officers stop a man who drove down Tropicana Ave. The man was released. Police later identified the lone gunman as year-old Stephen Paddock, who opened fire from a 32nd floor hotel room and was found dead.
Las Vegas police on the streets outside the the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after a active shooter was reported on October 1, A pair of cowboy boots is seen in the street outside the concert venue after the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Until he didn't". Archived from the original on October 10, Paddock arrived at Mandalay Bay on September 25, , and booked into Room , a complimentary room on the 32nd floor.
Both suites overlook the site of the concert at Las Vegas Village. He interacted with employees more than ten times, including twice on the day of the shooting; an MGM Resorts International spokesperson said they were all "normal in nature".
With frequent help from hotel bellmen , he brought five suitcases to his room on September 25, seven on the 26th, two on the 28th, six on the 30th, and two on October 1.
When the shooting began, country music singer Jason Aldean was giving the closing performance. He attempted to open a door that provided immediate access to the floor, but found that it would not open.
After Campos entered the floor, he discovered an L-shaped bracket screwed into the door and door frame, which was responsible for barring the door from opening.
After reporting the discovery to his dispatch center, he heard what he thought was the sound of rapid drilling coming from Room and went to investigate the matter.
At approximately , he was hit in the right thigh by one of about 35 bullets that Paddock fired through the door of his suite. After Campos was hit, he took cover in the alcove between Rooms and and immediately informed the hotel by radio and cellphone that he had been shot, though he believed he had been shot with a BB or pellet gun.
At the same time, maintenance worker Stephen Schuck was on the same floor to fix the door that Campos had reported as being barricaded.
The already-wounded Campos encountered Schuck and told him to take cover. Schuck contacted hotel dispatchers over his radio, informed them of the ongoing shooting, and told them to call the police.
The fuel did not explode because jet fuel is mostly kerosene , which is unlikely to ignite when struck by a bullet. During the shooting, police officers were initially confused whether the shots were coming from the Mandalay Bay, the nearby Luxor hotel , or the festival grounds.
Campos was then directed to seek medical attention for himself. The gunfire had ceased, and the police moved systematically down the hallway, searching and clearing each room, using a master key that was provided by Campos.
McCarran International Airport , adjacent to the shooting site, was shut down for several hours. Fifty-eight people were fatally shot at the music festival; Paddock's suicide was the only death at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
The incident was the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the United States, exceeding the death toll of the Orlando nightclub shooting , in which 49 people lost their lives.
A year-old woman from California was paralyzed in the shooting and died on November 15, , more than two years later. An autopsy was performed to establish the cause and manner of her death.
Approximately people were injured, of them with gunshot wounds or shrapnel injuries. University Medical Center, the Level I trauma center in Las Vegas, was difficult to access for the more than 50 percent of patients transported by private vehicles because Interstate 15, the most direct route from the shooting location, was closed to the public.
Also, an erroneous emergency services announcement made one hour after the shooting reported UMC had reached capacity and was on diversion.
This confusion persisted for several hours and led to most patients being transported to Sunrise, a Level II trauma center.
Several people at the shooting were also present during the November mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California , which left thirteen dead, including the gunman.
On the morning after the shooting, lines to donate blood in Las Vegas stretched for blocks. Wait times were as much as six hours or more. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval called the shooting "a tragic and heinous act of violence that has shaken the Nevada family".
At a press conference, U. President Donald Trump described Paddock as "a very very sick individual", and "a demented man, [with] a lot of problems".
He added, "the police department has done such an incredible job, and we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by". A unity prayer walk and ceremony was held in Las Vegas on October 7 in honor of the dead.
The annual Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon took place on November 12 and was the largest event to be held in the city since the shooting. The event received a massive amount of security, which included officers, counter-sniper surveillance posts, and a number of barriers composed of dump trucks, buses, and other large vehicles.
The expansion Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL held a tribute to the victims and honored response personnel before their inaugural home game on October The future of the Las Vegas Village remained undetermined until September In March , nearly a year and a half after the shooting, Las Vegas police officer Cordell Hendrex who was revealed to have been in the 31st floor of the Mandalay Bay, directly underneath Paddock, during the incident but did not immediately respond to the gunfire was fired for his decision to remain in the hallway.
Following the shooting, misinformation , and fake news about the shooter's identity and motive went viral on social media :. Google and Facebook were criticized for displaying such false news stories in some of their search results.
Survivors of the shooting have been accused of being crisis actors , and some have received death threats on social media. The shooting prompted support in the U.
Congress for assault weapons legislation that would ban bump stocks. Many Congressional Democrats and some Republicans expressed support.
On November 6, , Massachusetts became the first state to ban the sale, possession, or use of the devices. The regulation bans new sales and requires current owners to surrender or destroy existing bump stocks.
Eighteen Democratic U. Senators introduced a bill, the Keep Americans Safe Act, which would ban gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.
Investors expected gun sales to increase over concerns that such an event could lead to more stringent gun-control legislation , and possibly due to a rush of customers wishing to defend themselves against future attacks,   but firearm sales did not increase after the shooting.
In November , a lawsuit was filed on behalf of of the victims of the shooting, which claimed that the Mandalay Bay Hotel had shown negligence by allowing Paddock to bring a large amount of weaponry into the building.
A British soldier, Trooper Ross Woodward, from the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards , who was visiting a nearby hotel while off-duty when the shooting began, was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery for his actions during the event.
A detective with the Rhode Island State Police, Conor O'Donnell, who was attending the event with his girlfriend, was awarded a service ribbon for his actions.
Assistant Scoutmaster Martin Heffernan was honored by Boy Scouts of America for demonstrating unusual heroism and extraordinary skill in saving or attempting to save a life at extreme risk to self with the Honor Award with Crossed Palms.
Chasen Brown with the Utah National Guard was awarded the Medal of Valor for saving at least half a dozen other concert-goers. For minutes after the shooting stopped, he continued to help render aid and assessed casualties.
According to authorities with the Clark County Commission, the name "1 October" was declared the official title for investigations into the mass shooting.
Investigators found hidden surveillance cameras that were placed inside and outside the hotel room, presumably so Paddock could monitor the arrival of others.
At a press conference on October 4, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo stated there was evidence—which he declined to discuss—that Paddock intended to escape the scene, and that he may have had assistance from an accomplice.
There have been several changes in the official account and timeline of Paddock's shooting of hotel security guard Campos.
Police officials described these adjustments as "minute changes" that are common in complex investigations.
In their first statement about the incident, police officials inaccurately reported that Campos arrived on the scene after Paddock began firing into the crowd.