58 killed at Las Vegas concert in deadliest US shooting

The death toll from the deadliest mass shooting in US history rose to 58 on Monday as officials reacted cautiously to an Islamic State claim of responsibility for the massacre at a concert on the Las Vegas Strip.

Police said Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, a wealthy former accountant, smashed windows in his 32nd floor hotel room Sunday night and trained bursts of automatic weapons fire on concert-goers below.

Country music star Jason Aldean rushed off stage when the shooting began shortly after 10:00 pm and fans scattered in panic, desperately seeking cover as bullets rained down from above.

US President Donald Trump stands with first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen (R) during a moment of silence in the wake of the the mass shooting in Las Vegas at the White House in Washington. (Reuters)

Victim of the October 1, 2017 mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Adrian Murfitt. (Reuters)

A woman mourns during an interfaith memorial service for victims of the Route 91 music festival mass shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas (Reuters).


Photos: Reuters