(IMAGE: Screen grab of video posted on Instagram by vincestagramen.)
An attacker with a high powered automatic weapon fired into a crowd of 20,000 to 30,000 in Las Vegas. This is a mass casualty event.
Police are looking for Marilou Danley, a short Asian woman who was working at the Mandalay Bay from where the attacker was positioned on the 32nd floor, overlooking to concert crowd of 20,000 to 30,000 people. The woman is roommates with the attacker. At least 2 other people are being held and questioned.
As of 6:36 a.m. ET this person was located.
According to early reports, which have not been confirmed, her Player’s Card has been discovered in the room.
As of 6:00 a.m. at least 20 Dead and over 100 injured have been reported. At 6:35 a.m. ET the death toll rose to 50 with over 200 injured.
NBC is reporting the attacker is a local named Stephen Paddock, 64 years old of Mesquite, Nevada and police have stated they do not know his belief system of motive. Paddock is reported to be a white male. Following up on a description of the attacker’s address, a public record on White Pages shows both the attacker’s name and the name of the person of interest, Marilou Danley, who is listed as being 60 to 64 years of age. (As this is breaking news, all information will clarified, updated, and corrected as the day proceeds.) The attacker’s birthday is listed as 4/9/59.
The Mirror has posted the above image as that of the attacker, though a confirmation by authorities has not been provided.
1 (866) 535-5654 is the number of locating loved ones or reporting your safe status if you were at the shooting.
The attacker rained down possibly thousands of rounds in the vulnerable crowd intermittently over a 10 minute period as law enforcement converged on the scene and attempted to locate the attacker.
Police engaged the attacker who is now deceased. The authorities state that the attacker acted alone, however It is early in the investigation.
Police used explosives to blow down the door and discovered “multiple firearms” according to scanner recordings.
The attack occurred at 10:00 p.m. local.
Note: this is a breaking news story, confirmation of facts and clarifications will occur over the course of the day.
7:28 a.m. One witness at the concert told DailyMail.com that a woman had entered the crowd with a male companion and screamed ‘They’re all around… You’re all going to f***ing die today’ just 45 minutes before the gunfire broke out.