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As it happened: At least 59 killed in Las Vegas concert shooting

© Ethan Miller, Getty Images/AFP | A gunman opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night, killing at least 50 people.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2017-10-03

At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded after a gunman opened fire at a concert on the Las Vegas Strip. See how the day's events unfolded on our live blog below.

  • A gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival shortly after 10pm local time on Sunday night.
  • The shooter rained gunfire down on the Las Vegas Strip for several minutes from his hotel room window at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
  • The suspect, who police said was acting alone, has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. He was found dead in a hotel room and police say they believe he killed himself.
  • Police said the death toll may still rise. The Las Vegas attack is the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
  • The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the FBI said the shooter had no known links to any international terror organisations.

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Date created : 2017-10-02

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