Stephen Paddock has been identified as the shooter that opened fire in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
Around 10 p.m. local time, Paddock took aim at concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival while Jason Aldean was performing. The gunman fired several shots from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel leaving at least 50 people dead and more than 200 wounded. This is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Officers were able to get into Paddock’s hotel room where they engaged with him. According to police, the suspect is deceased.
Paddock, 64, lived in Mesquite, Nevada. He has a criminal history and was known by local police.
In addition, police have identified a “female person of interest” named Marilou Danley, believed to be a “companion” of Paddock.
“We’re confident but not 100% sure we’ve located the female person of interest,” the sheriff said, according to CNN. At this time, it is unclear if Danley was involved in the shooting in any way or if she knew of Paddock’s intentions.