Las Vegas Shooting: Dozens Killed At Route 91 Harvest Festival

  • Las Vegas Shooting: Dozens Killed At Route 91 Harvest Festival

Las Vegas Shooting: Dozens Killed At Route 91 Harvest Festival

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the shooter had converted to Islam months ago, Reuters reported.

"What happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle".

Country superstar Jason Aldean was just 20 minutes into his headline performance at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday night when a lone gunman opened fire in what is now being considered the deadliest mass shooting in USA history. He also had a pilot's license and also held a hunting license in Texas.

"We know nothing. If you told me an asteroid fell it would mean the same to me". Paddock took his own life as police breached his room. Paddock opened fire around 10 p.m. Sunday night as 22,000 people were gathered for the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert.

Speaking to media on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that Australia was still making inquiries with authorities in Las Vegas to determine if any Australians were affected. They believe he acted alone and don't know why he attacked the crowd.

Aaron Rouse, the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in charge in Las Vegas, said investigators saw no immediate evidence connecting it to an global terror organisation, despite a claim of responsibility from the Islamic State group.

"We'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by", he said.

Dumas was at centre stage of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, the site of the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Lombardo said that multiple officers died. They don't know how long he'd lived in the area.

Police said 23 guns were found in the room where Paddock killed himself, some of them assault-style rifles with scopes and some that appeared to have been modified in an attempt to convert them into machine guns. But we're dealing with a very, very sick individual, " the president said.

Paddock killed at least 59 people and wounded hundreds more in the massacre that targeted a country music concert. "We were just trying to get as far away from the Strip as possible". Kodiak Yazzi, 36, said the music stopped temporarily and started up again before another round of pops sent the performers ducking for cover and fleeing the stage. McCarran International Airport said some flights had been diverted overnight due to the incident and that travelers should expect ongoing delays.

He ordered flags across the country to fly at half-staff and will go to Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with first responders and console the victims and their families.