Families of Virginia Tech shooting share sympathy with Las Vegas

Families friends co-workers and neighbors shared stories Monday about some of those slain and the hundreds more who were injured after a gunman opened fire on festivalgoers

"There is no reason we can imagine why Stephen would do something like this", his brother Eric Paddock, 55, of Orlando, Fla., said.

Nineteen were found in the home and 23 in shooter's 32nd-floor hotel room, including two rifles on tripods.

A woman prays during an interfaith memorial service in Las Vegas.

All told, at least 59 people were killed, 527 others were injured.

People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The shooting took place at around 22:30 (05:30 GMT).

SWAT teams using explosives stormed the gunman's hotel room in the sleek, gold-coloured glass skyscraper and found he had killed himself, authorities said.

The source, who was briefed on the police investigation, said Paddock had apparently tried to get a room at The Ogden and another hotel in downtown Las Vegas, but apparently the specific suites he requested were booked.

Paddock, 64, was a resident of Mesquite, a town of about 18,000 people on the Nevada-Arizona state line 82 miles northeast of Las Vegas.


Authorities in the USA identified Australian woman Marilou Danley, 62, as a person of interest in the shooting as Paddock's companion.

The gunman's female companion Marilou Danley was identified as a person of interest in the investigation and is now sought by police.

The brother of Stephen Paddock, 64, said he's "completely dumbfounded" by the shooting at a country music concert Sunday night, the deadliest in modern us history.

At least 50 people were killed and 200 injured after suspected gunman Stephen Paddock began his assault on the music event at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel at around 10.30 p.m. local time.

Aldean quickly stopped his performance as the first shots rang through the open-air venue and evacuated the stage.

Trump deflected questions about gun laws on Tuesday, however. We are all humans and we are all Americans and it's time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE!

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