Las Vegas gunman identified as Nevada resident Stephen Paddock
The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting has been identified as Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, police said Monday.
Paddock, 64, fired on an outdoor music festival from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters.
Paddock, of Mesquite, Nev., was killed on the scene after a standoff with police.
Authorities in Mesquite told CBS News that they had had no contact with him.
At least 50 people are dead and 200 others injured in the single deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Police believe the shooting was a “lone wolf” attack.
Authorities believe they have located Marilou Danley, Paddock’s roommate, who has been described as a person of interest in the shooting.
The shooting happened during a three-day country music festival reportedly draws thousands of people.
President Trump on Monday tweeted his sympathies to those affected by the shooting.
“My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” Trump tweeted.