A mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard has resulted in at least 50 deaths and 200 injuries, according to a police press briefing delivered by Sheriff Joseph Lombardo early Monday morning. The shooting is now considered the most deadly in US history.
Among the dead is one LVMPD officer Charleston Hartfield, 34, who was off-duty at the time.
According to the Review Journal, Hartfield was identified by those who knew him.
Two on-duty officers were also injured, including one who was in stable condition after surgery and one who sustained minor injuries, Lombardo said. Police warned the death toll may rise.
Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, has been identified by NBC as the shooter. He was firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and is no longer alive. In a press conference, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the LVMPD said authorities believe the individual killed himself.
Eric Paddock, Stephen Paddock’s brother, spoke to the Orlando Sentinel on Monday, saying, “We are completely dumbfounded… We can’t understand what happened.”
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