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Old 02 October 2017, 06:43 AM
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Default Active shooter situation in Las Vegas, police say

Authorities are investigating reports of an active shooter situation near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, police said Monday.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/active-shoo...ry?id=50223240
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Old 02 October 2017, 10:40 AM
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The above link has been updated as "More than 20 dead, 100 injured after gunman opens fire near Mandalay Bay casino".

Law enforcement officials identified the suspect, who was killed by police on the scene, as a 64-year-old local resident.

The article doesn't say anything about a terrorist background, not even as speculation.
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Old 02 October 2017, 10:58 AM
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Las Vegas police are now saying there are more than 50 deceased and over 200 injured

https://twitter.com/LVMPD/status/914801856185999361
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Old 02 October 2017, 11:40 AM
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Last I saw they also have info on a 2nd shooter- a female who happens to be Asian (a name was listed but I've forgotten it and closed the site a while ago) as well as info for 2 cars and license plates #s. Still no info on why or motive.
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Old 02 October 2017, 12:02 PM
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Realizing this is still a very fluid situation, but as of yet she hasn't been identified as a shooter. She's been identified as the (so far) lone shooter's wife, and police have located her and both vehicles.

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Old 02 October 2017, 12:03 PM
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According to the LVMPD, there was only one shooter. ETA: Or at least there weren't any more active shooters at that point.

A woman named Marilou Danley has been searched after as a person of interest, but police is confident to have her located.
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Old 02 October 2017, 01:29 PM
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We have friends who went to Las Vegas and arrived there last night. They still haven't checked in on social media or with anyone that we know of who knows them. I'm sure they're fine but I cannot believe we even have to be concerned.
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Old 02 October 2017, 01:36 PM
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A woman named Marilou Danley has been searched after as a person of interest, but police is confident to have her located.
The police have interviewed her and have now ruled her out as a person of interest, looks like she wasn't involved after all.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/las-v...02-gyt0ca.html
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Old 02 October 2017, 01:55 PM
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Lombardo said Danley was located out of the country and was not believed to be involved in the shooting.

-- I regret to say that I'm hoping Paddock is white, born in the USA, and at least nominally Christian.

Since GM's link describes him as a "lone wolf", and since none of the stories I've seen have carefully pointed out otherwise, my guess is that this is so.
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Old 02 October 2017, 02:35 PM
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News reports on NPR this morning have been saying more than 400 were taken to hospitals, and more than 50 dead. Unbelievable. Also the undersheriff has called it domestic terrorism, and said he would call it that "all day," because that's what it is.

ETA: undersheriff quote is in Morning Edition Twitter feed: https://mobile.twitter.com/MorningEd...Ctwgr%5Eauthor

NPR article here (doesn't include the quote as of now.). Article is being updated. They say the article is focused on reporting information from law enforcement and government sources so that they don't spread as much inaccurate info.

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Is it too early to politicize the issue by calling for something to be done about guns, or is it now too late to keep dragging up old incidents?
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In my googlemaps look at the terrain coupled with the photos, I'm surprised that there aren't more deaths due to people getting trampled.

But, it is still too early. That may be caught up in the numbers but not reported as such, or coming as people succumb to their injuries.

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I think it is too late by about a decade or so. Not sure when but some time in the past we reached the point of collectively shrugging our shoulders and acting like mass shootings are simply natural disasters like tornado or hurricanes where all you can do is react to them when they happen.
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According to the Washington Post, an ISIS group is claiming responsibility for the attack,saying that the shooter was a recent convert. However, the FBI is saying there's no known connection so far, and while they will follow itup, it seems likely to be an opportunistic false claim.

The Post is also citing numbers of at least 58 dead and 515 injured. It's not known how many of the injuries (or presumably deaths) were caused by bullet wounds, versus being a result of the panic. (Which would not make the shooter any less responsible, of course.)

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Jaded Las Vegas Horror Drives All-Too-Predictable Gun Stock Rally

The grim predictability of stock-market reactions to U.S. mass shootings—where before a final tally of casualties can be reached, shares of gun makers rise—continued Monday in the wake of a Las Vegas attack that killed at least 50 and wounded hundreds more.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...vegas-shooting
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Jaded Las Vegas shooting: Hoaxes spread on social media

Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 others sustained injuries after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers during a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/las-veg...-social-media/
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I think it is too late by about a decade or so. Not sure when but some time in the past we reached the point of collectively shrugging our shoulders and acting like mass shootings are simply natural disasters like tornado or hurricanes where all you can do is react to them when they happen.
We didn't do anything when 6YOs got shot to pieces in their classroom. I've given up hope we'll do anything in my lifetime. Maybe in my daughter's. Maybe.
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Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 others sustained injuries after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers during a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/las-veg...-social-media/
Jesus, some people are horrible. What kind of person derives pleasure from this sort of thing (hoaxing in the wake of tragedies)?
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Old 02 October 2017, 06:54 PM
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We didn't do anything when 6YOs got shot to pieces in their classroom. I've given up hope we'll do anything in my lifetime. Maybe in my daughter's. Maybe.
Yeah, as a nation it's been accepted that there's no level of gun violence high enough to say that enough is enough and actually try to stop it. The pro-gun side won, and the rest of us are stuck paying the butcher's bill.

Yesterday was the two year anniversary of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. At the time it happened, a lot of people here, in the actual community where the shooting occurred, were more worried that this was going to be used by Obama to take away everyone's guns than the fact that nine people who lived hear were just murdered.
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Jesus, some people are horrible. What kind of person derives pleasure from this sort of thing (hoaxing in the wake of tragedies)?
People who have no NFBSKing soul at all. It's sickening. I hate hate HATE being an empath, because events like this make me feel absolutely heartsick.

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