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No Malaysian victim in killings at Las Vegas concert

No Malaysian victim in killings at Las Vegas concert”

Approximately 90 minutes after the shooting began, police breached the door of Paddock's hotel room to find that he had committed suicide. "The speed with which they acted is miraculous and prevented further loss of life". As police were verifying whether there was one shooter or more than one, as well as the status of that shooter, parts of the Las Vegas strip closest to the gunfire were under lockdown.

He also said their father was a bank robber who was once on the most wanted list.

Ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer compound that can be used in explosives and was used in the 1995 truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, was found in the killer's auto. Later on Monday, a Swat team searched a residence in northern Nevada that is believed to be associated with the gunman.

Bishop's comments came after a 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in the USA city of Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 500, reigniting calls for strict gun control in the United States.

Harrison said they eventually decided to make a run for it.

Despite the historic number of people killed, Trump has repeatedly stressed that the shooting could have been even worse.

Stephen Paddock accused Las Vegas shooter.

Dr. Craig Considine, a sociologist at Rice University in Texas, noted that after San Bernardino shooting that killed 14 people Trump said: "I think Islam hates us".

Paddock owned a single-family home in Sun City Mesquite, a retirement community along the Nevada-Arizona border, Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner said.

"We believe the individual killed himself prior to our entry", the sheriff told reporters. He said he planned to visit Las Vegas on Wednesday and ordered the flags to be lowered to half-mast. Democratic lawmakers, however, immediately called for new controls, and started pressuring their Republican colleagues.

"As of right now, all the confirmed fatalities have been recovered", John Fudenberg, the Clark County coroner, told the news conference.

Stephen Paddock did not have a criminal history and did not offer an indication to his family on why he may have opened fire on the crowd.

"To date, no Malaysian was involved", she said when contacted by Bernama in Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, several hotels on the Las Vegas strip are offering free rooms to those arriving to check on loved ones while the Las Vegas Airport has special arrangements in place to allow those who lost their identification to fly home.

She was initially considered a person of interest in the case, but it was later found that she was out of country at the time of the incident and her involvement in it seemed unlikely. "He has no military background", said Eric Paddock.



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