The terrorists of ISIS have claimed responsibility for the mass shooting in Las Vegas last night that left over 50 people dead.
BREAKING: Without providing evidence, Islamic State claims Las Vegas attack, says shooter converted to Islam months ago.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 2, 2017
Speculation is rampant that reported shooter Stephan Paddock, 64, converted to Islam in recent months, with the unreliable word of a terrorist organization the only currently known evidence.
What is known for sure is that at least one shooter opened fire on a crowd outside of a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, last night from a hotel room balcony on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Pandemonium broke out at the venue as concertgoers started fleeing and taking cover from the rain of bullets. Footage and livestreams from the event began surfacing on the internet immediately.
Country singer Jason Aldean was onstage when the shots started. He was seen on camera footage being rushed off of the stage mid-song after hearing the gunfire begin. He released a statement on Instagram just hours after the incident. He stated “My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken#stopthehate”
After the shooting ceased, people were seen on camera assisting the wounded. Soon the footage surfaced of Americans carrying the victims on makeshift stretchers to emergency response vehicles. Civilian vehicles were also used to assist transport.
Police said an estimated 406 people were taken to area hospitals after the shooting, but it is not known how many of the people were wounded by gunfire or injured in the chaotic frenzy.
Paddock was found dead in his hotel room by Las Vegas SWAT officers who responded to the call about the shooting, according to a police statement.
At this time there is in excess of 50 deceased and over 200 injured individuals.
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement early this morning. “The president has been briefed on the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas. We are monitoring the situation closely and offer our full support to state and local officials.” Sanders continued ” “All of those affected are in our thoughts and prayers.”
President Donald Trump also gave his condolences in a tweet this morning.
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017
Cernovich.com will be following and reporting on this incident as more information is released.