Las Vegas shooting

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What we know right now:

  • What happened: At least 50 people were killed and more than 400 injured in a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip last night.
  • The suspect: The gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, is dead.
  • The location: It happened during a country music festival on the Vegas Strip. The shooter fired from the Mandalay Bay hotel.


As the sun rises in Vegas, people are already lined up to donate blood

Shanda Maloney was awake last night when she saw news reports about the shooting. She jumped in her car and started giving rides to anyone who needed them.

"Hearing all the sirens around, you feel completely helpless," she tells CNN. "I just started tweeting if you need a ride [I'll come pick you up]."

After that, she drove to United Blood Bank Services at 4:30 a.m. to donate blood — and found many others already waiting in line.

She said she's still in line and won't leave the blood bank until she can donate.

At least 10 rifles found in gunman's hotel room

According to Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, police found at least 10 rifles in Stephen Paddock's room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

President Trump will speak this morning

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump will speak about the shooting sometime this morning.

"We are tracking for the President to make remarks this morning. Will keep you all updated as details are finalized," Sanders said.

Was it terrorism? Here's what police say

Asked if police were classifying this shooting as a terror attack, Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said, "We have to establish what his motivation was first."

“There’s motivating factors associated with terrorism other than a distraught person just intending to cause mass casualties," he said. "Before we label with that, it'll be a matter of process."

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