Stephen Paddock, 64, is the man suspected of opening fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, killing more than 50 people and injuring more than 400, according to police. His girlfriend, (pictured above) is out of the country and is being questioned by police.
Cops responded to the scene Sunday night and breached the door to the suspect’s room on the 32nd floor. He is now dead. Officials said they did not believe there were any more shooters.
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Authorities were looking for a companion of the shooter, Marilou Danley, and authorities later said this morning, “We’re confident — but not 100 percent sure — we have located the female person of interest.”
Many of the witnesses were attending the final night of a country music concert — the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival — which was taking place across the street from Mandalay Bay at the time of the shooting.
Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley has been detained and the house they shared raided by police following the attack that left 50 dead and 200 more injured.
According to Paddock’s brother Eric she is the girlfriend of the shooter.
Paddock was confirmed dead early in the investigation, leaving police in search of his 62-year-old companion Marilou Danley.
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said detectives had found the woman, who he described as Asian, 4 foot 11 inches tall and weighing 111 pounds (50 kg). The attack unfolded on Sunday night after a gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel resort opened fire on an outdoor country music festival.
Revellers described hearing automatic rounds during the concert sparking mass panic and chaos.
Thousands fled as bursts of gunfire could be heard for more than five minutes, at least 50 were killed and 200 more injured.
A police handout said Danley was being sought for questioning. The public were urged to call 911 if she was spotted.
Police were reported to be searching his house in the early hours of Monday morning, though have not given any indication of a motive.