LVMPD Sheriff Briefs Media Regarding Active Shooter 10/2/2017
In the late evening of October 1, 2017, a mass shooting took place at the fourth-annual Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. During a closing performance by singer Jason Aldean at a packed outdoor concert, a gunman located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino across Las Vegas Boulevard fired into the festival crowd.
The shooter was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, who lived in Mesquite, Nevada. Paddock was found dead in his hotel room; he had killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. With at least 58 fatalities and 515 injuries, the mass shooting is the deadliest by a single gunman in modern United States history.