Las Vegas shooting: Police put number of dead at 50 plus, injured at 200

The gunman, who was killed after armed police responded to the shooting, had been identified as a local man called Stephen Paddock, 64.

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Los Angeles: More than 50 people were killed and 200 wounded when a gunman opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas, police said on Monday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The death toll was put at 20 earlier in the day.

“We are looking at in excess of 50 individuals dead and of 200 individuals injured at this point,” Las Vegas Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said after Sunday night’s shooting at a country music concert in the Nevada gambling hub.

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An injured person is tended to in the intersection of Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Boulevard after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: AFP

Lombardo also told a press conference that the gunman, who was killed after armed police responded to the shooting, had been identified as a local man called Stephen Paddock, 64.

Police also believed that they had located his female companion who had been earlier named as a person of interest.

 

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