President Trump says he has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff and that he will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday, following the shooting attack on Sunday night that left at least 50 people dead and more than 400 wounded. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: President Trump says he has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff and that he will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday, following the shooting attack on Sunday night that left at least 50 people dead and more than 400 wounded. At least 50 people were killed and hundreds hurt when a 64-year-old gunman armed with more than 10 rifles opened fire on a country music festival on Sunday night, raining down bullets from a 32nd-floor window for several minutes before killing himself. The death toll, which police emphasized was preliminary, would make the mass shooting the deadliest in U.S. history, eclipsing last year's massacre of 49 people at an Orlando night club by a gunman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants. About 22,000 people were in the crowd when a man police identified as Stephen Paddock opened fire from a room in the Mandalay Bay hotel, causing concertgoers to panic, some trampling on others as law enforcement officers scrambled to find the gunman. Shocked concertgoers, some with blood on their clothing, wandered the streets afterwards. Police said they had no information about Paddock's motive, that he had no criminal record and was not believed to be connected to any militant group. Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, killed himself before police entered the hotel room he was firing from, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters. "We have no idea what his belief system was," Lombardo said. Two senior U.S. government officials told Reuters that Paddock's name was not on any database of suspected terrorists and that there was no evidence linking him to any international militant group.