The staggering toll in the deadliest mass shooting in US history has climbed to more than 50 killed and more than 400 wounded, a law enforcement official said — adding that the shooter killed himself after the rampage.
Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nev., shot himself in his Mandalay Bay hotel room on the 32nd floor, where he had been staying since Thursday, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.
“We believe the individual killed himself prior to our entry,” Lombardo said.
Police found a cache of 10 rifles in his room, Lombardo said, adding that it was unclear how he managed to keep the weapons from being discovered by housekeeping staff.
Meanwhile, the woman who had been sought in connection with the shooting has been cleared, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
“Marilou Danley is no longer being sought out as a person of interest,” Las Vegas police said about the 62-year-old woman, who has been living with Paddock in a retirement community.
“LVMPD detectives have made contact with her and do not believe she is involved with the shooting on the strip,” police said in a statement.
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SOURCE: NY Post, Yaron Steinbuch