Source: Vegas shooting: Live updates – CNN
On the evening of October 1, 2017, a mass shooting occurred at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. A gunman opened fire on the outdoor festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino across Las Vegas Boulevard during the closing performance by singer Jason Aldean.
The shooter, whose motive remains unknown, was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. He was found dead in his hotel room with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. With 59 fatalities (including the perpetrator) and 530 injuries,the massacre surpassed the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the deadliest mass shooting by a lone gunman in U.S. history.