Las Vegas Death Toll Rises; No Evidence of Terrorism Link

Las Vegas police say at least 58 people are dead and more than 500 are injured in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.  An armed man fired into a crowd of concert-goers at a country music festival on the Las Vegas strip from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and Casino last night.  Witnesses reported seeing muzzle flashes from upper floors of the hotel and the sound of automatic gun fire.  The gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, committed suicide after the massacre and police say they found at least ten rifles in his hotel room.  ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attack but the FBI has disputed those claims saying there is not evidence to suggest Paddock is connected to any international terrorist groups.

White House Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she has not had a chance to “dive deep” with the President on gun control legislation.  Asked why not, given that President Trump responded to the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on the day that it happened, Sanders said, “there is a difference between being a candidate and being president.”  Sanders said the White House is focused on responding to the tragedy.

ISIS is claiming responsibility for the deadly massacre that took place on the Las Vegas Strip, but the FBI says they have seen no evidence so far the shooting is connected to international terrorism. Several new outlets report that ISIS is claiming responsibility for the shooting through its own news agency, however U.S. law enforcement has not confirmed this or mentioned Islamic radicalization as a potential motive at this time.  ISIS claims that the gunman converted to Islam months ago.

NOTE: This story is courtesy of Metro News.