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Latest news updates on the mass shooting in Las Vegas

Active shooter reported on the Las Vegas Strip
Posted at 11:07 PM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 22:51:41-04

This is roundup of major breaking news updates about the mass shooting in Las Vegas that happened Sunday night near the Mandalay Bay.

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7:20 P.M.

Both University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital say they do not need or want any more food donations at this time.

7:15 P.M.

Las Vegas police have found 23 firearms in the suspect's hotel room at Mandalay Bay and 19 at the suspect's Mesquite home.

Despite speculation of a second assailant, police said there is no evidence of a second shooter.

There are no known threats to Las Vegas or surrounding communities at this time.

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said during the press conference, "Right now is the time to come together as a community."

7 P.M.

Las Vegas police said the number of injured is 527 and has not changed from an earlier briefing. A number of 516 injuries was incorrect.

6:15 P.M.

Dignity Health's three St. Rose Dominican campuses -- Siena, Rose de Lima and San Martin -- have treated 61 people.

6 P.M.

Las Vegas police detectives are continuing to comb through evidence to uncover the shooter’s motives and any other pertinent information that will help shed light on the Sunday night massacre.

Paddock opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Sunday evening at approximately 10:08 p.m. The victims were across the street attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert when bullets rang out. LVMPD SWAT responded to the call, breached the hotel room and found the suspect dead.

The latest estimate on the number of injured stands at 516 with 59 dead. Homicide detectives are working as quickly as possible to process the crime scene on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Police said they understand people who attended the concert need to retrieve personal belongings. Once police are close to clearing that scene, there will be more information on that matter.

The Family Resource Center will play a role in that task. The center that was temporarily located at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters is now up and running at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Las Vegas police asked families and friends who live in Las Vegas to physically go to the center if they are seeking to find a loved one. Due to technical difficulties there is a new hotline for families to call if they have a missing relative. The number is (800) 536-9488.

This is still an active investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigations is asking for anyone with videos or photos concerning the shooting to call 1-800-CALLFBI or (800) 225-5324.

5:51 P.M.

United Blood Services says that it is able to meet the blood needs of victims of the mass shooting being treated at local partners. Earlier today, UBS sent 200 units of blood and blood components to support transfusion needs of victims. They are now asking people who wish to donate to schedule an appointment by calling 877-UBS-HERO.

5:45 P.M.

Here are some numbers from local hospitals:

Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
214 patients received
15 fatalities
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center
9 patients received
0 fatalities
MountainView Hospital
8 patients received
0 fatalities

5 P.M.

A vigil began at 5 p.m. on the steps of Las Vegas City Hall. Speakers included Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Congresswoman Dina Titus.

4 P.M.

McCarran International Airport tweets that passengers who lost their identification during the mass shooting will still be allowed to fly. Passengers need to notify the TSA agents and will need to complete an identity verification process.

3 P.M.

During this afternoon's press conference, Sheriff Joe Lombardo updated the number of casualties to 59 people killed and 527 injured as a result of the shooting.

Lombardo said fertilizer was found in the suspect's car and 18 additional firearms were found at his Mesquite home.

Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said, "I’ve worked here for 30 years and I’ve never seen that many ambulances."

Mayor Carolyn Goodman said thousands of lives were saved thanks to Las Vegas police and other law enforcement.

During the afternoon briefing, Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison said everyone who was transported to University Medical Center alive is still alive at this time.


1:10 P.M.


The Vegas Golden Knights are reporting that no players or staff were hurt or killed in the mass shooting. They are canceling their inaugural fan fest on Fremont Street that was supposed to take place on Tuesday night.

12:45 P.M.

It has been confirmed that several people from the Southern California area were injured or killed during the mass shooting.

The fatalities include Manhattan Beach Unified School District special education teacher Sandy Casey and Manhattan Beach police records technician Rachael Parker.

Others who were injured include:

  • An off-duty Los Angeles police officer
  • Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department personnel
  • Two Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters
  • An Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy
  • A Newport Beach off-duty officer and Newport Beach city employee
  • An Ontario Police Department officer
  • A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy
  • An employee with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department

12:30 P.M.

People from around the Las Vegas valley are stepping up to help victims by donating blood and supplies. Allegiant Airlines, which is based in Las Vegas, has also offered to provide free flights to families of those affected by the shooting. In addition, local churches are scheduling special services to remember and pray for the victims.

11:59 A.M.

Police are reporting that the hotline for people to call about people missing after the mass shooting is down. They are working to fix it now.

9:12 A.M.

Sunrise Hospital says that they have treated 180 patients since the shooting and 14 of those people have died. They are in the process of notifying the families of those who have passed away.

8:40 A.M.

Las Vegas police are now reporting that 58 or 59 people have died after being shot Sunday night. In addition, more than 500 people are being treated for injuries.

A spokesperson with the FBI also told media during the latest press briefing that there is "no connection" between the suspected shooter and international terrorists.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval also spoke at the press conference on Monday morning.

8:05 A.M.
Photos of home where suspected shooter lived in Mesquite.


7:54 A.M.

President Trump says during press conference that he will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.


7:50 A.M.

Clark County School District says that it is canceling all after-school activities, including sports, for today in wake of the mass shooting that killed dozens on Sunday night.

7:45 A.M.

McCarran International Airport says operations have returned to normal at the airport.

7:30 A.M.


Associated Press says in tweet that the Islamic State is claiming that the shooter converted to Islam months ago.


7 A.M.

Police say they have cleared the suspected shooter's home in Mesquite. They did not find any booby traps and are now searching for evidence.


6:30 A.M.

A photo of the accused shooter, Stephen Paddock, has been released.

5:50 A.M.

Police say that the shooting suspect was dead when they entered the room at Mandalay Bay. A source tells Action News that the shooter had 8 guns, 200 magazines, 2 shooting platforms and cameras in the hallway of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

4:55 A.M.

Las Vegas police confirm that they have located Marilou Danley and do not believe that she was involved with the mass shooting. 

4:53 A.M.

Police say that Flamingo Road is now open in both directions. Tropicana Avenue and Russell Road are still closed near Las Vegas Boulevard. Hotels are open except for Mandalay Bay. 

4:31 A.M.

Las Vegas police tweet that two on-duty police officers were injured during the mass shooting, One is in stable condition after surgery and the other officer sustained minor injuries.

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3:33 A.M.

Las Vegas police say that more than 50 are dead and 200 plus were injured in the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night. The sheriff identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.

They also said during the latest press briefing that they have located the vehicles they were looking for and person of interest, Marilou Danley.

In addition, police found multiple guns in the hotel room where the shooter fired at people who were attending the Route 91 music festival.

Also, Sheriff Lombardo confirmed that one off-duty police officer who was attending the concert is among those who were killed and another Las Vegas police officer is in critical injury.

The public should call 1-866-535-5654 if they are looking for someone who may have been injured or killed.

Lombardo also said that they believe there is no further threat.

Anyone who would like to donate blood is encouraged to go to one of United Blood Service's locations. Click here to find closest center.


3 A.M.

Clark County School District says that no classes are being canceled because of the shooting, However, any students or staff who are directly affected by the shooting will be excused from school and work. The school district will also have counselors available for anyone who needs help.

2:24 A.M.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says that 2 off-duty officers have died, according to the Associated Press. No other information is available at this time. 

2:18 A.M.

Police have released a photo of Marilou Danley. They also released a photo of the vehicle that she may be driving. 

2:15 A.M.

The interstate has reopened. However, the off-ramps heading eastbound are closed from Sahara Avenue to Russell Road. 

2 A.M.

According to the Associated Press, several officers from the Bakersfield Police Department were attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. At least one of their officers was shot. The AP says that the officer is expected to survive.

1:30 P.M.

According to Las Vegas police, at least 20 people are dead and more than 100 people are injured.

Las Vegas police say that the shooter, who is dead, was a Las Vegas local. They are also looking for a woman who may have been with the shooter or knows the shooter. Her name is Marilou Danley. Police say that she is an Asian female, 4-feet 11-inches tall and 111 pounds.

They are also trying to find two vehicles, a Hyundai Tucson and Chrysler Pacifica. The license plate numbers are 114B40 and 79D401 respectively.

Police are also asking anyone with video from the incident to get in contact with them. At this time, they do not know why the man decided to shoot into the crowd.

Family members who are looking for possible victims were told to go to police headquarters on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The American Red Cross has been called in to assist the families.

The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified.

1:15 A.M.

Las Vegas police say that they do not believe there are any other shooters on the loose. They will be updating the press briefly.

12:48 A.M.

McCarran International Airport says that limited flight activity has resumed.

12:45 A.M.


12:30 A.M.

The Associated Press is tweeting that 2 people are dead, 24 are injured and 12 are critical after shooting at the Route 91 music festival. The shooting happened during a performance by Jason Aldean.





Las Vegas police are tweeting that one suspect is down. There are reports that police are also investigating possible shooters at other Strip properties. Police are asking for the public to stay away from the area.


11:47 P.M.

University Medical Center is reporting that it is full at this time because of the incident. Victims are also being taken to Sunrise Hospital Medical Center. 

11:39 P.M.

Interstate 15 is closed to traffic at this time from Tropicana Avenue to Russell Road.

Some flights are also being diverted from McCarran International Airport becuse of the shooting, according to airport officials.

11:00 P.M.

Las Vegas police are investigating reports of an active shooter near Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday evening

Reports at the scene indicate that multiple people are down. It is believed that someone began shooting from rooms on the upper level of Mandalay Bay. 

Residents are advised to avoid the area. Las Vegas Boulevard is shut down at Tropicana Avenue southbound past Russel Road.

This is a developing situation. We will update this story with more information as it comes in.

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