Las Vegas Shooting: US President Trump Says Shooting An 'Act Of Pure Evil' - Highlights

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Las Vegas Shooting: US President Trump Says Shooting An 'Act Of Pure Evil' - Highlights

Las Vegas shooting: More than 59 people were killed and hundreds wounded in a mass shooting. (AFP)

Las Vegas:  At least 59 people were killed and over 500 wounded were hospitalised after a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas. Police swarmed the south end of the Las Vegas strip late on Sunday night (US time) following reports of multiple shots fired from the Mandalay Bay casino where there was a concert under way, police said. The shooter had opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The Las Vegas hospital said it was taking in several people with gunshot wounds. Video footage circulating on Twitter purportedly of the Mandalay Bay showed a crowd enjoying a concert before what sounds like volleys of automatic gunfire halt the performance.
 

Here are the live updates about the mass shooting in Las Vegas:




Oct 03, 2017
10:49 (IST)
Candle light vigil held to mourn the death of Las Vegas mass-shooting victims.
Oct 03, 2017
10:47 (IST)
2 Hours Of Horror: What Happened In US' Worst-Ever Mass-Shooting
The time was 10:07 p.m. local time, the start of nearly two hours of terror before police would confirm that the gunman was down.
Oct 03, 2017
09:46 (IST)
At Least 59 Dead, More Than 500 Injured After Shooting On Las Vegas Strip
At least 59 people and injuring hundreds more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

At Least 59 Dead, More Than 500 Injured After Shooting On Las Vegas Strip
Oct 03, 2017
03:46 (IST)
Firearms, explosives recovered from shooter's house

Police said Monday they had recovered explosives and an ammunition cache from a house owned by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, as they upped the death toll from the attack to 59.
Oct 03, 2017
01:33 (IST)
White House says premature to discuss gun control after Las Vegas shooting

The White House said on Monday it was premature to discuss policies on gun control less than a day after a gunman killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 at a Las Vegas country music festival.
Oct 03, 2017
00:19 (IST)
US President Donald Trump leads moment of silence

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lead a moment of silence to honour the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

The Official Twitter Handle of the White House tweeted the same.

Oct 02, 2017
23:38 (IST)
Celebrities tweet their condolences

Many celebrities took to Twitter to tweet their own condolence messages and convey their sympathies to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

Celebrities like Harry Styles, Khloe Kardashian, Russell Brand, Neil Patrick Harris, Gigi Hadid, Laura Dern, Mariah Carey and Jason Aldean (in whose concert the shooting occurred) tweeted their condolences with the shooting victims.

Harry Styles tweeted: "Woke up to the heartbreaking news from Las Vegas, my thoughts are with everyone and their families. Love. H"

Neil Patrick Harris said in his tweet, "I can't wrap my head around the atrocity in Vegas. Sending my heart and deepest regrets to the families and friends affected. #prayforvegas"

Khloe Kardashian also expressed her grief in a tweet, saying, "I can't believe this!! The deadliest mass shooting in US history! My sincerest condolences to everybody there! My prayers are with you!"



Oct 02, 2017
23:29 (IST)
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind tweets condolences

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has tweeted his condolences to the Las Vegas shooting victims.

He tweeted a condolence message which said, "Distressed to hear about the shooting and deaths in Las Vegas. Condolences to bereaved families and prayers for the injured #PresidentKovind"
Oct 02, 2017
22:37 (IST)
Putin tells Trump Las Vegas shooting 'shocking in its cruelty': AFP

According to news agency AFP, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday expressed his condolences in a message to US leader Donald Trump, saying a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas was "shocking in its cruelty."

"The crime that has taken the lives of tens of peaceful civilians is shocking in its cruelty," Putin said according to a statement from the Kremlin.

It said the Russian president had expressed the words of support to the families of the victims.
Oct 02, 2017
21:52 (IST)
No evidence Las Vegas shooter tied to militant group - US officials
 
According to news agency Reuters, US officials said on Monday that there was no evidence that the shooter who killed at least 50 people in Las Vegas was tied to any international militant group, though one official said security agencies were examining an ISIS claim of responsibility.
 
ISIS issued a statement through its Amaq news agency claiming responsibility for the shooting, saying that the attacker had converted to Islam a few months ago.
 
One US official said there was reason to believe that the shooter, whom police identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, had a history of psychological problems.
Oct 02, 2017
21:26 (IST)
UK’s Theresa May Offers Help To Probe Las Vegas Attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she had spoken to US President Donald Trump to pass on her condolences, and added that Britain would offer any help US investigators needed, news agency Reuters reported. "This was an individual shooting randomly - a completely senseless and cowardly attack - and so many people have been killed and injured," Ms May said in a televised interview. "I have offered the United States every assistance that we can to support them in their investigation," she added.
Oct 02, 2017
21:21 (IST)
Number Of Dead Now 58: Police

Fifty-eight people are now known to have been killed in a mass shooting at an open air concert in Las Vegas while another 515 were wounded, police said Monday, news agency AFP reported. "The number of people who have died associated with this event has increased. Right now we're using the number of 58," Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters. "The number of injured -- we are using the number of 515."


Oct 02, 2017
21:17 (IST)
Number of dead is 58, according to news agency AFP

According to news agency AFP, the number of deaths from the Las Vegas shooting has risen to 58. AFP also says that the number of people who are wounded are around 515.
Oct 02, 2017
21:09 (IST)
President Trump commends professionalism of police

US President Trump has commended the professionalism of the police. President Trump said that the speed of action in finding the shooter so quickly was something which the nation will always be thankful for.

In his address to the nation, President Trump also said that the nation's unity could not be shattered by evil. He said that the government is there for the families of the victims, adding that hundreds of citizens are mourning for the loss of a parent, child, brother or sister.
Oct 02, 2017
20:43 (IST)
Former Vice President Joe Biden also tweets his condolences

Former Vice President Joe Biden has tweeted his condolences to the victims of the Las Vegas shootings.

"Appalled by the senseless loss of life in Las Vegas. Jill and I hold all those affected and grieving in our hearts," he tweeted.
Oct 02, 2017
20:38 (IST)
President Donald Trump to visit Las Vegas on Wednesday

US President Donald Trump has said that he would embark on a visit to Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet police officials and the families of victims of the mass shoooting, according to news agency AFP.
Oct 02, 2017
20:36 (IST)
President Donald Trump concludes address to the nation on the Las Vegas shootings

US President Donald Trump has concluded delivering an address to the nation on the Las Vegas shootings.

In his address, President Trump condemned the Las Vegas shootings as an "act of pure evil".

He also said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Homeland Security are working closely together to investigate the shooting. 

President Trump said "answers do not come easy" in moments of "darkness and chaos".

He also quoted scripture saying, "Pray for the day when evil is vanished and innocents are free from hatred and fear."

Oct 02, 2017
20:28 (IST)
Oct 02, 2017
20:20 (IST)
Barack Obama tweets his condolences to shooting victims

Former United States President Barack Obama has tweeted his condolences to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

In the tweet, Barack Obama said, "Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy."


Oct 02, 2017
19:56 (IST)
Las Vegas attack was carried out by our soldier: ISIS
ISIS has claimed responsibility for a shooting that killed at least 50 people and wounded over 400 in Las Vegas early on Monday, and said the attacker had converted to Islam a few months ago, reports news agency Reuters.

"The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition," the group's news agency Amaq said in reference to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group in the Middle East.

"The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago," Amaq added.

Oct 02, 2017
19:54 (IST)
No report of any Indian national affected in the Las Vegas shooting incident: MEA
  • No reports have been received of any Indian nationals amongst those affected in the shooting incident
  • Our Consulate in San Fransisco continues to monitor the situation on a real time basis
Oct 02, 2017
19:50 (IST)
Donald Trump to address nation after Las Vegas shooting
US President Donald Trump will address the nation in the wake of the shooting massacre in Las Vegas -- the most deadly in modern US history -- assuming the role of national consoler-in-chief, news agency AFP reported. Donald Trump will make televised remarks from the Diplomatic Room of the White House at 10:30 am (1430 GMT), the White House said.
Oct 02, 2017
19:30 (IST)
Pope Francis today described a deadly shooting at a Las Vegas concert as a "senseless tragedy".

"Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas, Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy," the Vatican said in a telegram.

"He commends the efforts of the police and emergency service personnel, and offers the promise of his prayers for the injured and for all who have died," it added.
Oct 02, 2017
19:04 (IST)
Las Vegas Shooter Killed Himself Before Police Entered: Sheriff

Police said Monday they believe the gunman who opened fire on concertgoers on the Las Vegas strip killed himself before officers broke into his hotel room." 
Oct 02, 2017
18:45 (IST)
Around 22,000 people were in the crowd when the man opened fire (Reuters)

Oct 02, 2017
18:31 (IST)
Shares of Las Vegas casino operators fell as much as 5 percent in premarket trading on Monday after a gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded 200 others in a mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip.
Oct 02, 2017
16:47 (IST)

Oct 02, 2017
16:46 (IST)

Oct 02, 2017
16:34 (IST)
Update: Police confirm that Sunday night's Las Vegas shooting becomes the deadliest mass shooting in US history, with more than 50 people killed and over 200 wounded.


Oct 02, 2017
16:31 (IST)
Total Number Of Dead Over 50

The total number of people who died in the attack at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday has crossed over 50. The death toll, which police emphasised was preliminary and tentative, would make the attack the deadliest mass shooting in US history, eclipsing last year's massacre of 49 people at an Orlando night club, news agency Reuters reported.



Las Vegas Metro Police officers work near the concert venue after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada (Reuters)

Oct 02, 2017
16:31 (IST)
Latest Update: More than 50 people were killed and over 200 wounded in the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night (US time). The police responded at 10:08 pm local time to reports of multiple gunshots being fired and shot dead the gunman who sprayed bullets from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The gunman was a local man who has been identified as Stephen Paddock, the police said. The shooter's 62-year-old companion, identified as Marilou Danley, has been located, the police added.
Oct 02, 2017
16:29 (IST)
Woman 'Associate' Identified: Police

Police have identified a woman they named as Marilou Danley, the suspected gunman's roommate. Police described her as Asian, 4 foot 11 inches tall, 50 kg. Police gave no details of whether she was suspected of involvement in the attack but described her as an "associate".


Oct 02, 2017
14:34 (IST)
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirms that the shooter was a local resident and are searching for two vehicles associated with the shooter - a Hyundai Tucson and a Chrysler Pacifica.

Oct 02, 2017
14:31 (IST)
Update: The gunman has been killed, say police, who also confirm that the shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of the hotel.
Oct 02, 2017
14:28 (IST)
Latest Update: At least 20 people have died and more than 100 wounded, some in critical condition at a hospital in Las Vegas after gunman opened fire at a concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Oct 02, 2017
14:03 (IST)

Oct 02, 2017
13:53 (IST)
Where It Happened: The shooting broke out on the last night of the three-day Route 91 Harvest festival, a sold-out event attended by thousands and featuring top acts such as Eric Church, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean. Witnesses said that Aldean was performing on Sunday night when the rampage began... He had been bundled safely off stage at the event outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in the Nevada gambling mecca.

Oct 02, 2017
13:44 (IST)
Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport, which is located near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where the shooting had taken place, had said earlier that operations at the airport had been shut due to the shooting incident. It has however, resumed some flight operations, the airport said on twitter.

Oct 02, 2017
13:37 (IST)
The shooter had opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival near the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Concert-goers said they saw muzzle flashes from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across Las Vegas Boulevard from the country music festival The sound, they say, seemed like automatic gun fire. Witnesses say that country singer Jason Aldean was playing near the end of the concert when the gunfire began.
Oct 02, 2017
13:22 (IST)
Latest Update: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says on Twitter that "At this time we do not believe there are any more shooters."

Oct 02, 2017
13:17 (IST)
Flights at Las Vegas' Mccarran International Airport were temporarily halted after the reported shooting, the airport said on Twitter.

Oct 02, 2017
13:15 (IST)
One Twitter user posted that the casino hotel was on lockdown, while another, citing police scanners, said two gunmen who had shot at a bodyguard and police were on the 32nd floor. Video clips posted online show what sounds like automatic weapons as panicked concertgoers are seen fleeing. Some dropped to the ground screaming.

(Disclaimer: this video below contains disturbing images and sounds)

Oct 02, 2017
13:11 (IST)
The spokeswoman for the University Medical Center hospital has said that 14 of the wounded are in a critical condition. All of them have suffered gunshot wounds, she said. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has said on Twitter: "Confirming that one suspect is down. This is an active investigation. Again, please do not head down to the Strip at this time."

Oct 02, 2017
13:07 (IST)
At least two people have been reported killed so far and 24 others have been hospitalised after a mass shooting at a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas. Police say that one suspect is down. They are still on the hunt for an active gunman.


Oct 02, 2017
12:57 (IST)
Police swarmed the south end of the Las Vegas strip after a mass shooting at a concert at the Mandalay Bay casino. The gunman or shooter is still active and the police have cordoned off a section of the Las Vegas strip in search for the shooter.
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