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Las Vegas Attack is the deadliest mass shootings in US history

Islamic State claims responsibility for an attack which has left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 seriously hurt after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at an open-air concert in Las Vegas.

The attack happened at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, Shooting broke out from the skyline room at the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at 10pm local time on Sunday.

The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, The death toll is believed to rise further.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) confirmed that the gunman was found dead by SWAT officers on the hotel’s 32nd floor with a number of firearms found.

LVMPD have named the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the killer, he had no police record.

President Donald Trump said the attack was an “act of pure evil” and that the United States was “joined together in sadness, shock and grief”.

Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack. They claim the shooter converted to Islam months ago. They have provided no evidence to support these claims.

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