What to Know About Las Vegas Shooting Suspect Stephen Paddock What to Know About Las Vegas Shooting Suspect Stephen Paddock
The suspected gunman during a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival has been identified by authorities as Stephen Paddock. The 64-year-old gunman fired from a... What to Know About Las Vegas Shooting Suspect Stephen Paddock

The suspected gunman during a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival has been identified by authorities as Stephen Paddock.

The 64-year-old gunman fired from a Las Vegas hotel onto the outdoor Route 91 Harvest country music festival, which was taking place across the road from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

More than 50 people were killed and at least 400 were injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Authorities said SWAT teams found the suspect dead in a hotel room with around 10 guns.

Here’s what to know about Paddock:

Who is Stephen Paddock?

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo identified the suspect as Stephen Paddock, aged 64. According to NBC, Paddock is from Mesquite, Nevada, around 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Police believe Paddock killed himself before police entered his hotel room.

The suspect had been staying in the hotel room since Sept. 28, Lombardo told the media on Monday morning. “I have no idea whether he prevented the house keepers from entering the room or not. That is a matter for continued investigation,” he said.

Paddock had been known to local law enforcement but not federal authorities. “We believe it’s a solo actor. A lone wolf,” Lombardo said.

Police are looking for a 2017 Hyundai Tucson with a Nevada license plate: 114B40.

Paddock had been travelling with a female companion, who police initially said they were looking for early Monday morning. Lombardo identified the woman as Marilou Danley and described her as an Asian female, 4 foot and 11 inches tall. After locating her, the police said in a statement that she was not longer sought as a person of interest.

“LVMPD detectives have made contact with her and do not believe she is involved with the shooting on the strip,” the Police Department said in a statement seen by CNN.

Newspaper The Australian said Danley was an Australian passport holder, possibly of Indonesian descent, but officials there have not confirmed her nationality.

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  • Chai

    2017-10-02 #1 Author

    Prayers for Vegas 🙏🏾

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  • Tammy

    2017-10-02 #2 Author

    Prayers to the victims

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  • Kadayje

    2017-10-02 #3 Author

    Wow , I can’t believe somebody could do something so crazy!

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  • Jamaica brunson

    2017-10-02 #4 Author

    This is so sad prayers to all

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  • Shayla

    2017-10-02 #5 Author

    So sad pray for Vegas🙏🏽

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  • Jennifer Poetker

    2017-10-02 #6 Author

    Praying.. For los vagas

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  • Shaterra Belvins

    2017-10-02 #7 Author

    This is so freaking sad . Prayers to all the wounded victims and those victims who lost their lives .

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  • Ashleigh Roman

    2017-10-02 #8 Author

    It’s sad to say we really aren’t safe nomore. Everywhere we go, could be dangerous. Prayers for the people that was injured. And prayers for their families!

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  • Ronisha

    2017-10-02 #9 Author

    Prayers to the victims family

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  • Hannah

    2017-10-02 #10 Author

    So sad prayers for texas 😢😢❤

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  • Cindy

    2017-10-02 #11 Author

    What can cause a human to be so bitter in his heart to commit such an act to innocent people. Was any signs given by this person to do such a thing???? May the Lord be with the families of that were injured as well as the ones that were murdered victims. Lord comfort their hearts.

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  • Devan

    2017-10-02 #12 Author

    Prayers for the families affected by this tragedy

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  • Karen Reymundo

    2017-10-03 #13 Author

    This is heartbreaking. Prayers for Las Vegas!

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  • Pree robinson

    2017-10-03 #14 Author

    So sad. Prayers to those lost

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  • Nelson

    2017-10-03 #15 Author

    This is very sad Prayers 🙏🏽

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  • Aaliyah

    2017-10-03 #16 Author

    Praying for Vegas 🙏🏽

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  • Kevin bell

    2017-10-03 #17 Author

    Prayers goes up

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  • Alaysia Hampton

    2017-10-03 #18 Author

    Praying For Las Vegas 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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  • Develra Perry

    2017-10-03 #19 Author

    So sad, I pray for comfort to the victims families!

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  • Kylie griffin

    2017-10-03 #20 Author

    Absolutely heartbreaking 💔 My thoughts and prayers goes out to the families.

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  • Loveda

    2017-10-03 #21 Author

    This is so sad 😪😪 I’ll keep them in my prayers 🙏🏽

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  • Briianna

    2017-10-03 #22 Author

    Sending prayers to Vegas

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  • Natasha

    2017-10-03 #23 Author

    Prayers for Vegas 🙏🏾

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  • Jan

    2017-10-03 #24 Author

    Praying for the vegas😔🙏🏼

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  • Keva

    2017-10-03 #25 Author

    Prayers For Vegas

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  • Samantha Hutchinson’s

    2017-10-03 #26 Author

    Pray for families hurt by this 💔

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  • Taylor harris

    2017-10-03 #27 Author

    Thats Sad How People Take People Lives For No Reason It Was Tragic What Happened In Orlando Now Its Happening In Vegas Smh

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  • Elysia

    2017-10-03 #28 Author

    I’m not understanding how he is not caught yet or how he even got away w it right after !

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  • Indiah

    2017-10-03 #29 Author

    Prayers to the victims 🤕

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  • Alondra Rodriguez

    2017-10-03 #30 Author

    really sad, … Hope the government didn’t have anything to do with this…

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  • Tatanisha

    2017-10-03 #31 Author

    Prayers for vegas there is some sick people in this world smh

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  • Destiny

    2017-10-04 #32 Author

    Praying for vegas 🙏🏽

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  • Tiffany

    2017-10-04 #33 Author

    Send my prayers to the victims and they family ❤️

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  • Jessica Gaines

    2017-10-04 #34 Author

    So sad.. prayers for the victims and their families 😪

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  • des

    2017-10-04 #35 Author

    prayers for Vegas !

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  • Mariam

    2017-10-04 #36 Author

    Prayer to family and friends that lost loved ones 🙏🏾

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  • Daydra

    2017-10-04 #37 Author

    Sad day in history. Prayers for all of the victims.

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  • Aysia

    2017-10-04 #38 Author

    I want to know what caused this man to cause a mass casualty like this? I live in Vegas and when I heard this happened the day after I was spooked. My brother was calling me from Ohio asking if I’m safe or not or if I was apart of the massacre. I wasn’t but my heart goes out to all those who died, who was wounded, and had lost a family member that night. It’s tripping me out because those people were just enjoying the moment and some ignorant, miserable man wanted to ruin it. It’s not right! seeing the videos even made me feel worse inside. Like if I could I would save them all. They were living in fear at the moment. I just recently read another article and this women shielded her fiancé (who was already wounded) from getting shot again and she took a bullet for her men at this same event. It’s a beautiful story but should no one ever experience such tragedy like that.

    My prayers go out to VEGAS ❤️

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