What we know — Las Vegas massacre

More than 50 people were killed after a gunman rained fire on a 22,000-strong concert crowd in Las Vegas Nevada on Sunday REUTERS  Las Vegas Sun  Steve M

More Than 50 Are Dead, Over 200 Injured In Las Vegas Shooting Near Mandalay Bay Casino

"He has no military background or anything like that", a clearly in-shock Eric Paddock said.

AP/Business Insider Two broken windows near the top of the Mandalay Bay Casino, from which a gunman killed at least 50 people with an automatic weapon. "Our deepest sympathies go out to the injured and the deceased and their loved ones". Aldean expressed sympathy for the victims and called for unity. Room 32-135! The video ironically ends with a view down on the concert area.

The organization which holds a powerful sway over members of Congress dismissed some of the initial response from lawmakers who have pressed for more gun control. "I think he would have told me". Stacks of ammunition magazines used in rifles can also be seen.

Investigators now believe Paddock intended to survive the massacre, Las Vegas police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Wednesday.

"He knew what he wanted to do".

- US authorities are in contact with counterparts in the Philippines, said Molly Koscina, a spokeswoman for the US Embassy. "I mean, you don't just acquire them and leave them in your vehicle and not have a plan for them", said Roderick, former assistant director of the US Marshals Service. One of the weapons he apparently used in the attack was an AK-47 type rifle, with a stand used to steady it for firing, people familiar with the case said.

As the US mourns the senseless deaths and endures another bout of soul-searching from the havoc wreaked by high-powered firearms, many questions remain to be answered. "It was controlled chaos", Dr Coates said. "He seemed like a normal, good guy", he said.

But he later escaped.

Danley was named as his "companion" and a person of interest by police.

No evidence indicates terrorism, FBI special agent Aaron Rouse said, but the investigation is ongoing. There were bodies all over the ground.

In 2016, Aldean apologized after photos surfaced the previous year showing him dressed in blackface for Halloween, as rapper Lil Wayne. Sonny, a registered nurse, was bleeding from the mouth.

Aldean took to social media to state he was uninjured. At least 31 people died at the hotel.

His brother Eric Paddock said his family was in shock and could not understand what motivated his elder brother.

"No, it's gunshots", the man responds.

Police had no prior knowledge of the gunman before the attack. "I absolutely wish that would've happened", Lombardo said.

She added that a host of other issues could be at play, including the fact that Las Vegas destination hotels are unusual in that they offer so many attractions and amenities - lodging, casinos, indoor arenas, to name a few - that they may have become unwieldy to protect.

Shooter Stephen Paddock lived in a Nevada retirement community. "No religious affiliation, no political affiliation, he just hung out".

A similar debate was prompted when a white man shot at a Republicans' baseball practice, injuring member of House of Representatives Steve Scalise, in Virginia in June this year.

Nevada gambling regulators said they were sorting through documents for clues about him and Danley. "Everyone was running, people were getting trampled". But an off-duty nurse ran back into the danger to help those who had been shot.

After five to 10 minutes I heard very loud popping sounds and I went outside to see what was happening.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman (left) speaks during a prayer vigil in honour of those affected by the shooting on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas October 2, 2017.

"Every bed was full", Coates said.

I started looking at my photographs and what I was seeing was just unbelievable.

Corrine Lomas recalled the heroism of fellow concertgoers. People trying to get down. "When you get to guide a horrified mother and her crying child to safety", he wrote. Hector Salas tweeted. "Likely more than 1000 people waiting in line to donate blood". You can also hear sirens blaring as the sounds of gunfire echo.

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