Needless to say, this already ranks as possibly the deadliest shooting in modern American history and the dead suspect had already been identified after mass carnage in Las Vegas overnight.
A gunman opened fire on an outdoor country music concert near Mandalay Bay late Sunday, killing at least 50 people, injuring more than 200 and sending the Las Vegas Strip into chaos.
The massacre is believed to be the worst mass shooting in United States history.
One off-duty Las Vegas police officer attending the concert was among the victims killed.
The suspect, Stephen Paddock, 64, was killed by police on a high-level hotel floor at Mandalay Bay, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said early Monday. He said police believed they had located Marilou Danley, a person of interest associated with Paddock.
Police also found two vehicles, a Hyundai Tucson, Nevada license plate 114 B40, and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring, Nevada license plate 79D 401.
Danley has apparently been located.
NBC News said that police described Danley as his companion and she was living with him. The police are also searching Paddock’s house.
Paddock was not known to the federal authorities, but was known to local law enforcement, according to NBC News.
He has no known connection to terrorism and police have not called the shooting a terrorist attack, according to the news agency.
You can call it terrorism. Here’s some background on Danley.
Marilou Danley’s Facebook profile reads, “Proud mom and grandma who lives life to the fullest.” Her last public post was an update of her profile picture in August. She had posted numerous photos of herself. Friends commented on her looks, and she wrote under one, “Thanks …That was taken at Wiltshire Roof Top Restaurant in L.A.” In 2016, she wrote in the comment thread under a photo, “…Kuha Sa Jumeira Beach, Dubai.”
She says on her Linkedin profile that she has worked at a casino in the past. She has also lived in Sparks and Reno, Nevada, along with Canton, Ohio; Springdale, Arkansas; and Memphis, Tennessee, according to public records.
Earlier scanner traffic indicated that police may have gotten Danley’s name, at least in part, from a credit/debit card left in the Mandalay Bay hotel room by the main suspect. She was previously married to Geary Danley, of Arkansas, who is not believed to have any connection to the shooting, despite some on social media saying police have been searching for him.
Here’s a photo purportedly of the dead suspect Paddock. Hopefully he’s already in Hell.