UPDATE: 59 Dead In Las Vegas Mass Shooting, Gunman Owned Home In Viera 2013-2015

By  //  October 2, 2017

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More Than 400 Taken To Hospital

The suspected gunman of now the biggest mass shooting in American history has been identified as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, who authorities say lived in Melbourne from 2013 to 2015. (Image via social media)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The suspected gunman of now the biggest mass shooting in American history has been identified as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, who authorities say owned a home in Heritage Isles in Viera from April 2013 to May 2015.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified the lone suspect involved in the late night mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip as Paddock, a white male currently 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 527 people were transported to area hospitals and 59 are dead following Sunday evening’s shooting. Among the dead is an LVMPD officer who was off-duty at the time.

Police do not believe at this time that there were other shooters despite reports of multiple gunmen and have also not yet released a motive.

According to media reports, Paddock does not have any known ties to terrorist organizations.

ABOVE VIDEO: Haunting videos captured thousands of country music fans attempting to flee the carnage in Las Vegas after Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival. (Daily Mail video)

This is still an active investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigations is asking for anyone with videos or photos concerning the shooting to call 1-800-CALLFBI or 800-225-5324.

LVMPD and Clark County Coroner’s Office have set up a hotline for family or friends to report a missing loved one connected to this incident. The hotline is only to take reports on missing people. The number is (866) 535-5654. LVMPD also opened up a family reunification center at its headquarters at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd. in Building B.

The identification process of all of the injured and the deceased will take time, so authorities are asking the public for patience.

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