Here is the latest information for the Las Vegas Shooting from October 2, 2017:
Police continue to respond following an active shooting situation at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, located near S Las Vegas Blvd and Mandalay Bay Rd. Updated sources report at least 59 people were killed in the Las Vegas Shooting and at least 527 people were injured. At least two on-duty officers were injured and one off-duty officer was killed in the shooting. The shooting occurred during the Route 91 Harvest music festival which was taking place outside at the nearby Las Vegas Village outdoor area.
The shooter was in a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the 32nd floor which overlooked the outdoor area. The suspect killed himself after authorities attempted to enter the room. A possible person of interest was also named but the person was determined to be out of the country. The person of interest is expected to be interviewed by authorities when they return to the United States. Police also conducted a search warrant at the suspect’s home in Mesquite, NV where they found additional weapons, ammunition, and some explosives. Officials also found ammonium nitrate in the suspect’s car at the hotel.
A state of emergency was declared for Clark County following the shooting. The Islamic State has claimed the shooter was affiliated with them without providing any evidence. US intelligence officials are aware of the claim and authorities have stated they will not investigate the shooting as terrorism until more information is learned about the motive. All lockdowns of hotels and other buildings in the area were lifted. S Las Vegas Blvd will remain closed in the area as officials continue their investigation. Nearby Tropicana Rd and Russel Rd also remain closed. Customers are advised to expect increased police presence throughout the area and localized disruptions near Mandalay Bay as officials continue the investigation into the shooting.