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UPDATE: Almost 60 people dead after mass shooting on Las Vegas Strip

Posted October 2

— This is a roundup of all breaking news related to the active shooter near Mandalay Bay.

8:40 A.M.

Las Vegas police are now reporting that 58 or 59 people have died after being shot Sunday night. In addition, more than 500 people are being treated for injuries.

8:05 A.M.

Photos of home where suspected shooter lived in Mesquite.

7:54 A.M.

President Trump says during press conference that he will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.

7:50 A.M.

Clark County School District says that it is canceling all after-school activities, including sports, for today in wake of the mass shooting that killed dozens on Sunday night.

7:45 A.M.

McCarran International Airport says operations have returned to normal at the airport.

7:30 A.M.

Associated Press says in tweet that the Islamic State is claiming that the shooter converted to Islam months ago.

7 A.M.

Police say they have cleared the suspected shooter's home in Mesquite. They did not find any booby traps and are now searching for evidence.

6:30 A.M.

A photo of the accused shooter, Stephen Paddock, has been released.

5:50 A.M.

Police say that the shooting suspect was dead when they entered the room at Mandalay Bay. A source tells Action News that the shooter had 8 guns, 200 magazines, 2 shooting platforms and cameras in the hallway of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

4:55 A.M.

Las Vegas police confirm that they have located Marilou Danley and do not believe that she was involved with the mass shooting.

4:53 A.M.

Police say that Flamingo Road is now open in both directions. Tropicana Avenue and Russell Road are still closed near Las Vegas Boulevard. Hotels are open except for Mandalay Bay.

4:31 A.M.

Las Vegas police tweet that two on-duty police officers were injured during the mass shooting, One is in stable condition after surgery and the other officer sustained minor injuries.

3:33 A.M.

Las Vegas police say that more than 50 are dead and 200 plus were injured in the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night. The sheriff identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.

They also said during the latest press briefing that they have located the vehicles they were looking for and person of interest, Marilou Danley.

In addition, police found multiple guns in the hotel room where the shooter fired at people who were attending the Route 91 music festival.

Also, Sheriff Lombardo confirmed that one off-duty police officer who was attending the concert is among those who were killed and another Las Vegas police officer is in critical injury.

The public should call 1-866-535-5654 if they are looking for someone who may have been injured or killed.

Lombardo also said that they believe there is no further threat.

Anyone who would like to donate blood is encouraged to go to one of United Blood Service's locations.

3 A.M.

Clark County School District says that no classes are being canceled because of the shooting, However, any students or staff who are directly affected by the shooting will be excused from school and work. The school district will also have counselors available for anyone who needs help.

2:24 A.M.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says that 2 off-duty officers have died, according to the Associated Press. No other information is available at this time.

2:18 A.M.

Police have released a photo of Marilou Danley. They also released a photo of the vehicle that she may be driving.

2:15 A.M.

The interstate has reopened. However, the off-ramps heading eastbound are closed from Sahara Avenue to Russell Road.

2 A.M.

According to the Associated Press, several officers from the Bakersfield Police Department were attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. At least one of their officers was shot. The AP says that the officer is expected to survive.

1:30 P.M.

According to Las Vegas police, at least 20 people are dead and more than 100 people are injured.

Las Vegas police say that the shooter, who is dead, was a Las Vegas local. They are also looking for a woman who may have been with the shooter or knows the shooter. Her name is Marilou Danley. Police say that she is an Asian female, 4-feet 11-inches tall and 111 pounds.

They are also trying to find two vehicles, a Hyundai Tucson and Chrysler Pacifica. The license plate numbers are 114B40 and 79D401 respectively.

Police are also asking anyone with video from the incident to get in contact with them. At this time, they do not know why the man decided to shoot into the crowd.

Family members who are looking for possible victims were told to go to police headquarters on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The American Red Cross has been called in to assist the families.

The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified.

1:15 A.M.

Las Vegas police say that they do not believe there are any other shooters on the loose. They will be updating the press briefly.

12:48 A.M.

McCarran International Airport says that limited flight activity has resumed.

12:30 A.M.

The Associated Press is tweeting that 2 people are dead, 24 are injured and 12 are critical after shooting at the Route 91 music festival. The shooting happened during a performance by Jason Aldean.

MIDNIGHT

Las Vegas police are tweeting that one suspect is down. There are reports that police are also investigating possible shooters at other Strip properties. Police are asking for the public to stay away from the area.

11:47 P.M.

University Medical Center is reporting that it is full at this time because of the incident. Victims are also being taken to Sunrise Hospital Medical Center.

11:39 P.M.

Interstate 15 is closed to traffic at this time from Tropicana Avenue to Russell Road.

Some flights are also being diverted from McCarran International Airport becuse of the shooting, according to airport officials.

11:00 P.M.

Las Vegas police are investigating reports of an active shooter near Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday evening

Reports at the scene indicate that multiple people are down. It is believed that someone began shooting from rooms on the upper level of Mandalay Bay.

Residents are advised to avoid the area. Las Vegas Boulevard is shut down at Tropicana Avenue southbound past Russel Road.

This is a developing situation. We will update this story with more information as it comes in.

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