A gunman in Las Vegas killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others at an outdoor concert festival Sunday night in what is now known as one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.
At a press conference today, Sheriff Joe Lombardo released the name of the gunman to the public. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, entered the highest floor of a Las Vegas hotel and shot hundreds of innocent individuals attending the outdoor country concert. Stephen Paddock, age 64, was found dead in his hotel room, along with 10 other rifles.
According to the New York Times, The Islamic State tried to claim that Paddock was one of their soldiers but there was no evidence to support their claim. Later, the FBI confirmed that there was no connection between the shooting and any terrorist organization.
Police searched the residence of Paddock, who had no criminal history prior. Police evacuated the surrounding homes in case of explosives but ultimately found none. The Mesquite Police Department found that no one was in the house but one firearm along with ammunition was found.
President Trump issued a statement of solace to the families and the citizens of Las Vegas.
“Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence. And thought we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today—and always will, forever,” said Trump
Our hearts our with the people of Las Vegas during this horrific time.