More than 50 people were killed and over 200 injured when a “lone wolf” gunman opened fire on people attending a country music festival in Las Vegas, police said.
Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15 after receiving reports of an active shooter at the Route 91 Harvest festival, near the Mandalay Bay Casino at about 10:10 p.m. local time.
Authorities ruled out terrorism, NPR reported.
Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Las Vegas Police confirmed at a news conference that the shooter had fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. He said officers responded and the suspect was dead.
He named the suspect as Steven Paddock, 64, a local resident.
Lombardo said police were confident that they had located a person of interest who he named as Marilou Danley, the suspect’s roommate. He described her as an Asian female, about 4 foot 11 inches tall and weighing 111 pounds.
He said officers also located a Hyundai Tucson and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring, both with Nevada plates, which were registered to the dead suspect.