Mandalay Bay Hotel Shooting

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This morning, 58 people were killed and 515 people were injured in a shooting for a music festival on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It is considered the deadliest shooting in American history. There was said to be a combination of rifles and handguns at the crime scene, and more than 19 weapons in the room. In the wake of the shooting, the Las Vegas Police Department said authorities responded to a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, where police said the suspected gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was dead. Police said they believe Paddock killed himself prior to police entry. The motive was unclear. “I can 't get into the mind of a psychopath,” Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference this …show more content…

Witness Brian Claypool said on "Good Morning America" that after the first round of gunfire, he ran into a little room that he described as a production area. "The hardest for me was, I saw six young women. They were maybe 20, 22. They were all crying on the ground. I was trying to be calm," Claypool said, appearing emotional. "I thought [about] the Orlando shooting," he said of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead. "Because we were in this room. We didn’t know where the shooter was. We thought he was going to jump the fence and come in this room and shoot us all. ... I’m thinking, 'Am I going to die in this room? '" Claypool said he tried to bring comfort to the young women who were sheltering in the room with him. "I said to myself, 'These girls aren’t going to die. I’m not going to die, '” he said. “ 'I need to get home to see my daughter. This is not happening. '" "Then the shooting stopped," Claypool said, "And I peeked out the front of the door ... police officers scream, ‘Go! Go!’" Concertgoer Mike Cronk told ABC News that as Aldean was playing, it "kind of sounded like some fireworks

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