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Full story: More than 20 dead in shooting at music festival
Here are the main points and quotes from Sheriff Lombardo’s press conference:
‘Lone-wolf’ suspect killed
At approximately 10.08pm we had calls coming of multiple shots being fired from the Mandalay Bay hotel towards the Route 91 concert, on the East side of Los Vegas Boulevard.
There was a shooter on 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. Officers engaged the suspect at that location. He is dead. He has been identified. He is a local resident. I will not release his name at this time …
We have well in excess of 100 plus injured and excess of 20 plus that have died.
I have two police officers who are currently at the hospital, one in critical condition and the other minor injuries. There were other police officers, that were off duty, attending the concert that have expired. We don’t have those individuals identified at this point. All’s I know is they are room mates.
We are interested in a companion that is travelling with him [the suspect]. Her name is Marilou Danley. She is an Asian female, approximately 4ft 11in, weight of 111lbs. We have not located her at this time and we are interested in talking to her for follow up.
[There are] two vehicles we are interested in locating. We have Hyundai Tucson [of unknown colour] with Nevada plate 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring, [of unknown colour], Nevada plate 19D401. These are the plates registered to the suspect that we located at the Mandalay Bay.
There has been multiple conjecture coming through social media that there is multiple shooters at other resorts. That has been proven to be false. Additionally there has been accusations or beliefs that there is some explosive going off. That is also false. The only explosive contained in this event was our Swot team breaching the room. We are pretty confident that there is no longer a threat other than we are attempting to locate the person of interest.
Anybody that may have cell phone video or any type of video that would be of benefit to the investigation, please respond to the LVPD HQ and we will take custody of that video.
Lombardo said “20 plus” people were killed and “100 plus” were injured. Police officers were among the dead, he said.