One of the Most Lethal Shootings in American History: 58 dead and 500 injured in Las Vegas
A man opened fire on Sunday, October 1st, during a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The shooting occured during a country music festival near the hotel-casino Mandalay Bay. Monday, early afternoon, the police announced a new record of more than 58 deaths and 515 injured. A few hours later, the Islamic State group claimed that Stephen Paddock, the shooter, was one of his “soldiers”, converted to Islam “for several months.” A claim that the FBI rejects, considering that there is “for the moment” no known link between the shooter and a terrorist organization.
More than 58 people were killed when the shooter opened fire on the 32nd floor of a hotel on a crowd that was attending a concert in Las Vegas, the police said, making it the most deadly shooting of the recent history of the United States.
The shooter was identified as Stephen Paddock, a resident of Las Vegas, according to Sheriff Joe Lombardo. The man died before the police arrived.
Through his propaganda agency, the Islamic State group claimed that Stephen Paddock was one of his “soldiers”, converted to Islam “for several months.”
Informed of the tragedy, the President of the United States first presented, on Twitter, his “sincere condolences” and his “compassion” to “victims and families”. Later, during the day, he took the floor to denounce an “odious act” and call to “pray” for the victims, without reverting to the claim of the Islamic State organization.