Las Vegas Police say at least 50 people were killed and more than 400 were wounded when at least one gunman opened fire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard.
The shooter, identified by NBC News as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, was firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel at the festival. Officers responded to that hotel room and engaged the suspect, killing him. They do not believe at this time that there were any other shooters, despite reports of multiple gunmen. Police said they do not have an accurate number of victims yet. Police have not yet released a motive, but said they do not believe it is terrorism “at this point.”
Amid the carnage comes the sadness, desperation and despair of those who are not able to find loved ones.
Though a hotline has been set up to help people find missing people, the line was down at the time of publishing. You may continue to try calling the hotline’s number at 1-866-535-5654:
“The wife of a San Francisco police officer is missing after the outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas, and her husband spent Monday going from hospital to hospital to find her,” KTVU reported:
“Vinnie Etcheber has not been able to find his wife, Stacee, since gunfire erupted Sunday night outside the Mandalay Bay Resport and Casino, according to her brother-in-law, Al Etcheber,” the station continued.
Crime Watch Daily reported that University of Arizona student Christiana Duarte was reported missing by her sorority, and is thought to have been at the concert:
“If anyone has any information please let us know,” Duarte’s sorority, Sigma Kappa Arizona tweeted. “Please keep Christiana Duarte in your prayers as well.”