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las vegas shootings: is the gunman a terrorist?


image copyrightcbs newsimage caption stephen paddock has been identified by police as the man behind the deadliest shooting in modern us history as details emerge about the las vegas gunman who killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 others, an online debate has begun about why stephen paddock has not been labelled a terrorist.instead the 64-year-old who opened fire from the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel towards an open-air music festival on sunday evening has been described by news outlets as a "lone wolf", a "granddad", a "gambler", and a "former accountant", but not a terrorist. we do not know yet what motivated paddock to carry out the deadly attack. there has been no link found to international terrorism and no confirmation of mental illness.yet on social media, man






las vegas shooting: gunman's brother shocked


the brother of the gunman who killed dozens in las vegas says he's dumbfounded by what has happened. eric paddock says he is in total shock after police named his brother, stephen, as the gunman.






vegas strip shut down with gunman on bus – the denver post


las vegas — police say a gunman has barricaded himself inside a bus along the las vegas strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard.the standoff began after a shooting was reported saturday on las vegas boulevard in the heart of the strip near the cosmopolitan hotel-casino.at least one person has been taken to a hospital.las vegas boulevard is closed between flamingo road and harmon avenue.police say they do not believe there are any other suspects. no further information was available.






vegas strip shut down with gunman on bus


las vegas — a gunman barricaded himself inside a bus saturday along the las vegas strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard, police said.the standoff began after a shooting was reported on las vegas boulevard in the heart of the strip near the cosmopolitan hotel-casino.at least one person has been taken to a hospital.police say they do not believe there are any other suspects. no further information was available on the shooting.las vegas boulevard is closed between flamingo road and harmon avenue.






deadly shooting sparks standoff with gunman on vegas strip


las vegas -- a gunman barricaded himself inside a bus saturday along the las vegas strip after a shooting that left one person dead, officials said.the attack prompted a partial closure of the busy boulevard. police stood watch near the bus.the standoff began after a shooting was reported on las vegas boulevard in the heart of the strip near the cosmopolitan hotel-casino.people who rushed out of the hotel told cbs affiliate klas-tv that they heard multiple gunshots and then the casino floor was evacuated, klas’ mauricio marin reported on cbsn.an aerial view shows a bus where a suspected gunman was in a standoff with police on the las vegas strip on march 25, 2017. ktnv university medical center spokeswoman danita cohen said two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting.she said






deadly shooting sparks standoff with gunman on vegas strip


las vegas -- a hospital spokeswoman said one person has died in a shooting along the las vegas strip.the gunman was barricaded inside a bus along the strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard, police said.the standoff began after a shooting was reported on las vegas boulevard in the heart of the strip near the cosmopolitan hotel-casino.people who rushed out of the hotel told cbs affiliate klas-tv that they heard multiple gunshots and then the casino floor was evacuated, klas’ mauricio marin reported on cbsn.an aerial view shows a bus where a suspected gunman was in a standoff with police on the las vegas strip on march 25, 2017. ktnv university medical center spokeswoman danita cohen said two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting. she said one person has died






las vegas gunman may have used at least one automatic weapons, audio suggests


police in las vegas have not yet offered details of the weapon or weapons used by the gunman in the mandalay bay resort, but audio recordings of the mass shooting suggest that at least one automatic weapon might have been involved.the gunman opened fire from a high floor of the hotel on an outdoor concert festival sunday night, killing more than 50 people and wounding hundreds of others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in u.s. history.the limited information available so far raises a host of technical questions, including whether the gunman had a machine gun or a military-style assault rifle, or both. both classes of weapon have the range to reach the concert from the shooter's hotel room and can fire multiple bullets with a single depression of a trigger, in what are commonly called






the latest: fbi: vegas shooter had no ties to terror group


las vegas — the latest on the shooting in las vegas (all times local):8:50 a.m.the fbi says the shooter who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others at a las vegas concert had no connection to an international terrorist group.the announcement from special agent in charge aaron rouse at a news conference monday comes after the islamic state group claimed responsibility for the attack without providing evidence.the extremist group claimed that the shooter was "a soldier" who had converted to islam months ago. it has made exaggerated or false claims in the past.authorities have yet to identify a motive for the shooting but say they believe 64-year-old stephen craig paddock acted alone. he killed himself after the shooting. john locher, associated press police officers stand along the






1 dead on vegas strip shooting, gunman barricaded on bus


a gunman barricaded himself inside a bus saturday along the las vegas strip after a shooting that left one person dead, officials said.the attack prompted a partial closure of the busy boulevard.the standoff began after a shooting was reported on las vegas boulevard in the heart of the strip near the cosmopolitan hotel-casino.university medical center spokeswoman danita cohen said two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting.she said one died and the other was in fair condition.police say they do not believe there are any other suspects. no further information was available.






las vegas shooting: police search for gunman's motive


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionhow the horror unfolded - in two minutes police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting which left at least 59 people dead and another 527 injured at a las vegas concert.gunman stephen paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel towards an open-air music festival on sunday evening.police found 23 guns in his hotel room, as well as firearms and explosives at his nevada home.but as yet, no clear reason for the killing has emerged.investigators have found no link to international terrorism, despite a claim from so-called islamic state. some investigators have suggested he had a history of mental illness, but there is no confirmation of this. image copyrightreuterspaddock had no criminal reco






1 dead in vegas strip shooting, gunman barricaded on bus


a gunman barricaded himself inside a bus saturday along the las vegas strip after a shooting that left one person dead, officials said.the attack prompted a partial closure of the busy boulevard. police stood watch near the bus.the standoff began after a shooting was reported on las vegas boulevard in the heart of the strip near the cosmopolitan hotel-casino.university medical center spokeswoman danita cohen said two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting.she said one died and the other was in fair condition.police say they do not believe there are any other suspects. no further information was available.






las vegas shooting: what we know about what happened at mandalay bay


a gunman opened fire on a las vegas country music festival on sunday, killing at least 58 people. here is what we know so far.        






1 dead in strip shooting, gunman barricaded on bus


by sally holas vegas (ap) — a gunman barricaded himself inside a bus saturday along the las vegas strip after a shooting that left one person dead, officials said.the attack prompted a partial closure of the busy boulevard. police stood watch near the bus.the standoff began after a shooting was reported on las vegas boulevard in the heart of the strip near the cosmopolitan hotel-casino.university medical center spokeswoman danita cohen said two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting.she said one died and the other was in fair condition.police say they do not believe there are any other suspects. no further information was available.






gunman kills 3 in separate attacks in maine


madison, maine -- police in maine say a gunman killed three people at several locations before being fatally shot by deputies.state police say the shootings happened wednesday morning in the town of madison. cbs affiliate wgme reports the shootings were reported at several locations along the same road.state police spokesman steve mccausland says the gunman was then fatally shot by somerset county deputies.in addition to the three dead, a fourth person was wounded.the attorney general's office sent investigators to the scene to review the use of deadly force by sheriff's deputies.madison is about 40 miles north of augusta.no further details were available.






las vegas shooting now tops list of worst mass shootings in u.s. history


las vegas strip shootings, in which more than 50 people were killed, is now the worst mass shooting in u.s. history.        






las vegas shooting: moment police burst into gunman's room


videoa police scanner captures the dramatic manhunt as a swat team moves through the mandalay hotel.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-41474018/las-vegas-shooting-moment-police-burst-into-gunman-s-roomread more about sharingclose share panel






las vegas shooting: what we know about what happened at mandalay bay


a gunman opened fire on a las vegas country music festival on sunday evening, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 100. here is what we know so far.        






las vegas strip/mandalay bay shooting: what we know


a gunman opened fire on a las vegas country music festival on sunday evening, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 100. here is what we know so far.        






las vegas sheriff says officers killed gunman on 32nd floor of hotel across from


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presslas vegas (ap) — las vegas sheriff says officers killed gunman on 32nd floor of hotel across from outdoor concert.the associated press






3 wounded in south side shootings


three men were wounded in two separate shootings on the city's south side early saturday.in the most recent shooting in the south deering neighborhood about 4:55 a.m., two men were wounded after a gunman in a black jeep drove by and opened fire on them in the 10800 block of s. hoxie avenue, police said. a 22-year-old man was shot in the back and a 27-year-old man was shot in the face, police said. both were taken to advocate christ medical center in serious condition.  earlier in the back of the yards neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was shot twice in the hip and taken to stroger in good condition.a gunman approached the man in the 4700 block of s. loomis boulevard about 4:30 a.m. no arrests had been made in the shootings. 






trump tweets condolences to las vegas shooting victims


washington — president donald trump is extending condolences to the victims of the shooting in las vegas and their families.in a tweet monday, trump offered "my warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible las vegas shooting. god bless you!"white house spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders said trump was "briefed on the horrific tragedy in las vegas."sanders said that "we are monitoring the situation closely and offer our full support to state and local officials. all of those affected are in our thoughts and prayers."a gunman's attack on the sunday night country music concert killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200.it's the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history, with at least 50 dead.since trump's inauguration, there have been other mass






23 weapons were found in las vegas shooter's hotel room: what we know now


a gunman opened fire on a las vegas country music festival on sunday, killing at least 59 people. here is what we know so far.        






what we know, don’t know about las vegas shooter


las vegas police respond outside the route 91 harvest music festival grounds after the shooting on oct. 1, 2017. photo credit: getty images / david becker by newsday staff and wire reportsupdated october 2, 2017 11:54 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emailwhat we know:a gunman who authorities have identified as stephen craig paddock opened fire on concertgoers with an automatic weapon from the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay casino-hotel tower on the las vegas strip, killing at least 58 people.swat teams using explosives stormed the gunman’s hotel room and found he had killed himself, authorities said. he had as many as 10 guns with him, including rifles, they said. he had first checked into the hotel on sept. 28.paddock, 64, who lived in a retirement community in mesquite, neva






at least 50 dead, 200 injured at shooting on las vegas strip


by derek hawkins and travis m. andrews | the washington posta gunman in a high-rise hotel opened fire on concertgoers at a country music festival on the las vegas strip late sunday, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 200 in one of the worse mass shootings in modern u.s. history.the gunman, identified as stephen paddock, was later killed during a standoff with police, sheriff joseph lombardo told reporters.the sniper-style gunfire rained down from the mandalay bay hotel and casino around 10 p.m. local time, police said. police said they confronted the gunman shortly after on the hotel’s 32nd floor.police believe paddock, a local resident, was a “lone wolf” attacker. he did not give further details.the gunman was previously known to local police for past run-ins with law enfor






hampshire man recalls night of mass shooting in las vegas


seth habberfield, of hampshire, arrived in las vegas on sunday night. his uber driver told him about a country music festival, route 91 harvest, going on near the luxor hotel where habberfield was staying.habberfield thought he would wander over to check it out after checking in to his hotel."but i'm here for the netapp conference at mandalay bay, was sort of tired and decided to stay in," habberfield, a data center engineer, said.he awoke a short time later, after 10:30 p.m., to the sound of a voice on the hotel's pa system saying that the luxor was on lockdown. a few minutes later, the app for the conference went off, sending an alert that monday's sessions would be canceled and there was an active shooter at the mandalay resort and casino, habberfield said.captionmore than 50 people wer






what guns were used in the las vegas shooting?


the gunman in the las vegas shooting had an alarming arsenal of 23 weapons at his hotel suite.        






officials: at least 50 killed in las vegas concert shooting


people carry a person from the scene of a fatal mass shooting near the mandalay bay resort and casino on the las vegas strip, monday, oct. 2, 2017, in las vegas. photo credit: david becker/getty images by the associated pressupdated october 2, 2017 9:59 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emaillas vegas - a gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a las vegas casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said monday. it was the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history.more than 400 other victims were taken to the hospital, authorities said.swat teams using explosives stormed the gunman's hotel room and found he had killed himself, authoritie






las vegas gunman's father was once on fbi most-wanted list, brother says


the brother of las vegas gunman stephen paddock said their father was once on the fbi's most-wanted listed, according to the orlando sentinel.benjamin hoskins paddock, a bank robber who escaped from prison, was removed from the list in 1977 and arrested the following year. he died in 1998.eric paddock, who lives outside orlando, said the last time he communicated with his brother was when he texted and asked about power outages after hurricane irma.






3 wounded in south side shootings


three men were wounded in two separate shootings on the city's south side early saturday.in the most recent shooting in the south deering neighborhood about 4:55 a.m., two men were wounded after a gunman in a black jeep drove by and opened fire on them in the 10800 block of south hoxie avenue, police said.a 22-year-old man was shot in the back, and a 27-year-old man was shot in the face, police said. both were taken in serious condition to advocate christ medical center in oak lawn.earlier, in the back of the yards neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was shot twice in the hip and taken to stroger hospital in good condition.a gunman approached the man about 4:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of south loomis boulevard and opened fire.no arrests had been made in the [email protected]






3 wounded in south side shootings


three men were wounded in two separate shootings on the city's south side early saturday.in the most recent shooting in the south deering neighborhood about 4:55 a.m., two men were wounded after a gunman in a black jeep drove by and opened fire on them in the 10800 block of south hoxie avenue, police said.a 22-year-old man was shot in the back, and a 27-year-old man was shot in the face, police said. both were taken in serious condition to advocate christ medical center in oak lawn.earlier, in the back of the yards neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was shot twice in the hip and taken to stroger hospital in good condition.a gunman approached the man about 4:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of south loomis boulevard and opened fire.no arrests had been made in the [email protected]






how you can help in las vegas


the las vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside the peephole of his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, authorities said tuesday.






what we know, don’t know about las vegas shooter


what we know:a gunman who authorities have identified as stephen craig paddock opened fire on concertgoers with an automatic weapon from the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay casino-hotel tower on the las vegas strip, killing at least 50 people.at least 406 people were taken to local hospitals, las vegas metropolitan police said.paddock was found dead in a hotel room with as many as 10 firearms, las vegas police said. he had first checked into the hotel on sept. 28.paddock, who lived in a retirement community in mesquite, nevada, was not known to the federal authorities but was known to local law enforcement, nbc news reported. eric paddock, brother of the gunman, says he’s “completely dumbfounded” by the shooting. in a brief interview with the orlando sentinel, he says he can’t understand wh






tennessee church shooting: gunman kills 1, injures 7, police say


nashville, tenn. - a masked gunman entered a church in tennessee on sunday and opened fire, killing at least one person and injuring seven others before apparently shooting himself, an official said.don aaron, spokesman for the metro nashville police department, said the gunman arrived at the parking lot in a blue vehicle as services were ending at the burnette chapel church of christ in the neighborhood of antioch.most popular nation storiesaaron said the suspect - wearing a half mask - fatally shot a woman who was walking to her vehicle, then entered the rear of the church, and shot six people.aaron says an usher at the church confronted the gunman and then was pistol-whipped. during an altercation, the gunman shot himself.aaron said it was unclear whether the self-inflicted wound was in






las vegas shooting: candlelight vigil held


videopeople attend a vigil at the university of nevada, after a gunman killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a concert on the las vegas strip.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-41486066/las-vegas-shooting-candlelight-vigil-heldread more about sharingclose share panel






gunman in deadly shooting surrenders after standoff on vegas strip


las vegas -- the gunman in a fatal shooting on the las vegas strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours, police said. the standoff began about 11 a.m. saturday with a shooting that killed one person and injured another. it happened on a double-decker bus stopped on las vegas boulevard near the cosmopolitan hotel-casino. people who rushed out of the hotel told cbs affiliate klas-tv that they heard multiple gunshots and then the casino floor was evacuated, klas’ mauricio marin reported on cbsn. an aerial view shows a bus where a suspected gunman was in a standoff with police on the las vegas strip on march 25, 2017. ktnv two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting, university medical center






las vegas shooting: concertgoers take cover amid gunfire


videoa gunman opened fire at an open-air country music festival at the mandalay bay hotel in las vegas.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-41467701/las-vegas-shooting-concertgoers-take-cover-amid-gunfireread more about sharingclose share panel






immi helps immigrants determine their legal status, find resources to help


immi, a free online program, seeks to educate immigrants, people on visas, and green card holders on their legal status, as well as explain options for staying in or leaving the country. the tool also makes finding help from nonprofit legal experts easy.advertisementthe new tool, from the immigrant advocates network and pro bono net, makes it possible for immigrants to learn about all possible avenues for achieving legal status, like family-based immigration, temporary protected status, asylum, special immigrant juvenile statues, and even visas for victims of crime or trafficking. also, immigrants who can’t afford lawyers can find out what legal statuses they might be eligible for by answering a series of basic interview questions. then, based on eligibility, immi’s network of experts can