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October 2, 2017

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The 2022 State of Physical Access Control Report

At least 50 reported dead and 400 injured in Las Vegas shooting

More than 50 people have been killed in a mass shooting after a gunman opened fire on a music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino on the Las Vegas strip.

As well as those killed more than 400 people have been injured in what has been described as the biggest mass shooting in American history.

The suspect, named as Stephen Paddock, was found dead by armed police after shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.

The death toll surpasses the Orlando shooting at the Pulse nightclub in June 2016, when 49 people died.

Paddock, a 64-year old local man, was found dead after police officers stormed his room in the Mandalay Bay hotel, where more than 10 rifles were recovered. The hotel sits across the Las Vegas Boulevard from the festival site.

In a Guardian news article on 2 October 2017 Clark county sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters: “Right now, we believe he was the sole aggressor and the scene is static.”

Paddock’s companion, 62-year-old Marilou Danley, was named by police as a person of interest.

The attack took place during the final performances of the three-day Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Sunday night. Two off-duty officers were among the dead. The overall toll is expected to rise.

Witnesses who fled the scene described seeing muzzle flashes from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay and hearing what they described as sustained automatic gunfire.

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