Las Vegas shooting: death toll rises to 20 in Mandalay Bay casino attack – latest updates
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 are confident that the primary aggressor in this event has expired, or passed away and is no longer a threat.
We do not know what his belief system was at this time. We believe he is the sole aggressor at this point and the scene is static. We are attempting to locate the person of interest.
Right now we believe it is sole actor, a lone wolf type actor and we have the place under control.
Asked if the shooter was part of a militant group, Lombardo said “no”.
At least 20 dead including two police officers
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.
Police searching for suspect’s companion
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.
Police search for suspect’s vehicles
[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.
No other shooters are at large
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.