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58 dead 546 wounded / injured in Las Vegas shooting 1 Oct 2017

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Horrific shooting in Las Vegas.  The world has gone mad.

A Nevada sheriff says the death toll has climbed to 50 in the attack on a Las Vegas concert Sunday, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says more than 200 people were wounded at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Strip.

Authorities have identified the suspected gunman as Las Vegas resident Stephen Paddock.

Lombardo says officers confronted Paddock on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street from the concert. Paddock is dead.

Authorities say they have located 62-year-old Marilou Danley, who was wanted as a person of interest in this incident.

The dead gunman is also believed to have checked in as a hotel guest.

At this time there is in excess of 50 deceased and over 200 injured individuals.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/las-vegas-shooting-1.4316121

Titled updated with number of killed and wounded. - mm
 

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This is the initial radio traffic for the incident, pretty harrowing.

https://soundcloud.com/alertpage-1/initial-radio-traffic-las-vegasnv
 

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This from the Las Vegas police - full statement also attached ...
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified the lone suspect involved in the late-night mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip as 64-year-old, Stephen Craig Paddock, a white male from Mesquite, Nevada. 

Paddock opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Sunday evening at approximately 10:08 p.m. The victims were across the street attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert when bullets rang out. LVMPD SWAT responded to the call, breached the hotel room and found the suspect dead.

The Clark County Fire Department estimated that approximately 406 people were transported to area hospitals and 50 are dead following Sunday evening’s shooting.  Among the dead is an LVMPD officer who was off-duty at the time. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. There were also two on-duty officers injured, one of whom was upgraded recently from critical to stable condition. The other sustained non-life threatening wounds ...
 

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What a crazy world this is.His girl friend is an employee at the hotel and may have assisted him in stashing his weapons in the hotel room. Time will tell. The area trauma centers must have been severely taxed as well.Prayers out for the injured and deceased.
 

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/las-vegas-shooting-live-casino-music-festival-shooters-gunmen-white-male-stephen-paddock-mandalay-a7977916.html

ISIS claims responsibility. (But they would wouldn't they?)
 

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Rifleman62 said:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/las-vegas-shooting-live-casino-music-festival-shooters-gunmen-white-male-stephen-paddock-mandalay-a7977916.html

ISIS claims responsibility. (But they would wouldn't they?)
Interesting, indeed - especially in light of no such claim on the Edmonton attack as of this post.

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe following up on previous threats?

 

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What a terrible and sinister thing.  I heard around work the shooter may have used an M240 machinegun, which might account for the death and injured toll.

I'm not sure if it's better to hope if the shooter was captured so he can spend the rest of his life in prison or that he simply shot and killed and his story never told.
 

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He was shooting into a crowd of 22,000 apparently, so not hard to miss and at an angle to generate grievous wounds. As for what and why, I wait, the first 48 hrs is always full of misinformation.
 

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Colin P said:
... the first 48 hrs is always full of misinformation.
Yup ...
 

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Cas equate to taking a Cdn Inf Bn out of the ORBAT.

Any info on the wpns used?
 

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Rifleman62 said:
Cas equate to taking a Cdn Inf Bn out of the ORBAT.

Any info on the wpns used?

Watching the videos, there are too many rounds being fired to be a 30 rd mag......Sounds more like a belt fed MG.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/las-vegas-shooting-1.4316121

http://heavy.com/news/2017/10/stephen-paddock-las-vegas-route-91-mandalay-bay-shooting-shooter-gunman-suspect-photos-motive/
 
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Why, why, why would this bastard do this?  Very upsetting to watch the videos.
 

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George Wallace said:
Watching the videos, there are too many rounds being fired to be a 30 rd mag......Sounds more like a belt fed MG.

Did you count all the rounds? Are you counting all the echos and snaps that aren't original gunshots? Very easy for this have been an illegally modified AR-15 variant that's firing in automatic. In the CBC video there's also a distinctive pitch change from something that sounds like a 5.56mm rifle to something more like a 7.62mm rifle. Lets not contribute to the panic and misinformation.

And for something unrelated to gun speculation, the tolerate Democrats of America are out in full force with this gem:

https://twitter.com/TheBrandonMorse/status/914885815901319168/photo/1
 

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PuckChaser said:
Did you count all the rounds? Are you counting all the echos and snaps that aren't original gunshots? Very easy for this have been an illegally modified AR-15 variant that's firing in automatic. In the CBC video there's also a distinctive pitch change from something that sounds like a 5.56mm rifle to something more like a 7.62mm rifle. Lets not contribute to the panic and misinformation.

Just caught part of a news update on Sirius Radio and if I heard it correctly, the police spokesman mentioned that both 5.56 and 7.62 mm weapons being used. Also, something about an automatic weapon being used and it was being investigated whether a fill auto weapon was used or one that had being modified for full auto. Unfortunately, the spokesman answers came in loud and clear, but the questions were garbled.
 

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PuckChaser said:
Did you count all the rounds? Are you counting all the echos and snaps that aren't original gunshots? Very easy for this have been an illegally modified AR-15 variant that's firing in automatic. In the CBC video there's also a distinctive pitch change from something that sounds like a 5.56mm rifle to something more like a 7.62mm rifle. Lets not contribute to the panic and misinformation.

And for something unrelated to gun speculation, the tolerate Democrats of America are out in full force with this gem:

https://twitter.com/TheBrandonMorse/status/914885815901319168/photo/1

Police sources have apparently confirmed both 5.56 and .308. The dude had an assload of rifles in there, at least some of them clearly capable of fully automatic fire. I hardly think speculating on these details as they emerge contributes to 'panic', and it's only 'misinformation' is speculation is presented as definite fact, which it was not.
 
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