LAS VEGAS, Nevada (ABC4 Utah, ABC News) — Authorities in Las Vegas are releasing new information about a shooting incident along the Vegas Strip late Sunday night that killed at least 58 people, injuring approximately 515. Witnesses say hundreds of people fled from the scene of a country music outdoor festival going on outside Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
According to ABC News, authorities say a gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas opened fire on an outdoor music festival across the street, killing at least 50 people – including two off-duty police officers – and wounding more than 200. Officers confronted the suspect there and he was killed. Authorities identified the suspect as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, believed to be a Las Vegas area local.
Police say it was a “lone wolf” attack, a single shooter situation. The motive is unknown.
Investigators say they are confident that they have found a woman they were seeking, identified as Marilou Danley, who was believed to be traveling with Paddock. She is described as an Asian woman, about 4/11 in height. Police were also looking for two vehicles, a Hyundai Tucson with Nevada license plate 114-B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring with Nevada plates 79D-401.