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Over 50 killed, 200 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting
October 05,2017   By:Xinhua
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Oct. 5, 2017 -- People evacuate after the shooting in Las Vegas, the United States, Oct. 2, 2017. At least 50 people were killed and over 200 others wounded in a mass shooting at a concert Sunday night outside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas in the U.S. state of Nevada. (Xinhua/Huang Chao)

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2017 -- At least 50 people were killed and over 200 others wounded in a mass shooting at a concert Sunday night outside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas in the U.S. state of Nevada.

The death toll if confirmed would make the mass shooting the deadliest in U.S. history and surpass the 49 killed at an Orlando nightclub last year.

Las Vegas Metropolis Police Department (LVMDP) published the latest casualty number at a news briefing to media early Monday morning.

The shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel and was found dead inside a hotel room later, said Joseph Lombardo, sheriff of LVMDP.

Investigators identified the shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, as a local resident and did not find any links to terrorism, Lombardo said, adding that he had "numerous firearms" in the hotel room.

The police also said they were hunting an Asian female named Marylou Danley, adding that they have located the suspected vehicles and the person of interest.

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