Police identified the shooter as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, but said they had no information about his motive. I truly don't understand why a person would want to take the life of another.
We're going to - what happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle.
Authorities confirmed that some of the weapons found in the Las Vegas hotel room contained scopes.
It was not immediately clear when Paddock began bringing those suitcases in, and his activity apparently went unnoticed.
He said the huge, horrifying wounds on his operating table told him this shooting was something different.
"Where the hell did he get automatic weapons?"
Chilling video and images have emerged from the Las Vegas hotel suite from which Stephen Paddock unleashed a firestorm on concertgoers. Paddock committed suicide before authorities were able to break into his room, officials said. The FBI called him psychopathic and unsafe.
U.S. officials also discounted a claim of responsibility by the militant Islamic State group. The group provided no evidence.
"We had an extreme shortage of blood". The owner of a gun store in Utah said Paddock visited the store several times this year and bought a shotgun after passing a federal gun background check.
MGM Resorts was coordinating rooms for families of victims who were traveling into Las Vegas, and they were also coordinating travel through Southwest Airlines.
Kenneth Zamora left the area where the concert was held shortly before the shooting, and described to VOA the feeling of wondering about the fate of friends who stayed there.
"I don't know what I would've done if she was there and she would have got hurt, too", Short said. "They were coming in so fast, we were taking care of bodies".
The shooting went on from between five to fifteen minutes, however estimates vary.
"It (the gun fire) just continued and it was chaotic". To have found the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired is something for which we will always be thankful and grateful.
"My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock and grief", Trump opened his press conference saying.
On the "insufficient" messages of sending "thoughts and prayers" following what was the deadliest mass shooting in USA history, Kimmel said: "They should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country".
"They received gunfire. They backed off and SWAT responded", said a somber Lombardo.