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    MEDIA & TIMELINES ONLY - Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas, 1 October 2017

    THIS IS A NON-DISCUSSION MEDIA MAPS AND TIMELINE ONLY THREAD.

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    Las Vegas shooting death toll rises to 59, no apparent connection to international terror


    The shooter, perched on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, sent more than 22,000 country music fans scrambling for their lives.
    One witness described the shooting as "non-stop gunfire."


    Las Vegas Shooting Live Updates: Multiple Weapons Found in Gunman’s Hotel Room

    The police found the gunman, whom they identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, dead in his room at the hotel. Investigators were still combing through Mr. Paddock’s background and searching his home on Monday.

    How the Shooting in Las Vegas Unfolded

    http://time.com/4965896/las-vegas-sh...victims-names/

    Las Vegas shooting victims: Portraits of the fallen
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    Some search results from major news outlets

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ttack-50226761

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    <snip>
    a running list of viral hoaxes and misinformation about the Las Vegas Massacre via the Washington Post:

    "You are all going to die"/ "Brianna" =Fake News

    In that interview, a woman identified as Brianna described a strange moment minutes before the shooting, where a woman and her boyfriend were kicked out of the concert by security after the woman warned some audience members that they were “all going to die,” or something to that effect.
    If the account of this interaction was accurate, it would certainly be eerie. But Buzzfeed talked to the firm in charge of security at Sunday night’s concert, who said that nothing of the sort happened.
    It appears that the people spreading this rumor are connecting the dots between the existence of Danley and a viral story from an early media interview with a witness.
    Other Viral Hoaxes and Misinformation cited in the article include:

    Fake Missing People

    These people are not missing in Las Vegas after the shooting

    The man pictured below is a porn star named Johnny Sins. The profile pic is of YouTuber TheReportofTheWeek, who was the victim of a similar viral hoax after the Manchester attacks.
    Well meaning people retweeted the above along with other photos of the fake missing people that trolls tweeted in hopes of retweets.

    Fake Shooters:

    These are not the photos or names of the Las Vegas gunman

    There’s a popular, right-wing meme that involves identifying Sam Hyde as the gunman in the immediate wake of a mass shooting. It happened after Las Vegas, too:
    A second person falsely identified as the shooter has also gone viral on the far-right Internet: Geary Danley
    Recent Convert to Islam: FALSE

    The Israel National News, for a brief time, had a headline on their site claiming that authorities had identified the gunman as a recent convert to Islam.
    Although their story has since been updated to note that police actually have “no knowledge” of shooting suspect Stephen Paddock’s religious beliefs, the meme has continued to spread.

    This rumor got a second wind Monday when the Islamic State, through the Amaq News Agency, claimed responsibility for the Las Vegas shootings, and that Paddock had converted to Islam months ago. But there’s some important context to keep in mind about claims like this from the Islamic State. I’ll quote directly from our main news story on the shootings to explain:

    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday, reporting through its Amaq news agency that the shooter was one of its “soldiers” and had recently converted to Islam, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist groups.

    The group, also known as ISIS, often claims responsibility after attacks, even in cases where it is unclear whether they motivated them or were involved, and law enforcement officials on Monday disputed this claim.

    “We have determined, to this point, no connection with an international terrorist group,” Aaron Rouse, the special agent in charge of the FBI in Las Vegas, said at a news briefing.
    Paddock is Antifa: =False/Fake News

    Gunman Stephen Paddock was not an ‘Antifa’ operative

    Another rumor about Paddock — for whom authorities have not disclosed a motive — circulating on the far-right is that he had ties to “Antifa,” the umbrella term for anti-fascist activist organizations. It appears to stem from a now-deleted post on a troll Facebook account posing as a page for the “Melbourne Antifa,” claiming that Paddock was a member.

    A few evidence-free tweets have gone viral while repeating this claim.
    Meanwhile Infowars is simultaneously running with the Antifa and Islamic State stories, while suggesting that the whole attack might also be a false flag “scripted by deep state Democrats and their Islamic allies.”
    Marilou Danley was not a suspect, and she did not warn concert-goers they were “all going to die” before the shooting This is also being conflated with Brittany, the woman on the local news which as has been debunked. See top of post.
    Police said they were searching for a woman named Marilou Danley after the shooting, saying that they wanted to question her. But she was not described as a suspect — only a “traveling companion.” Public records indicate that Danley and Paddock lived at the same address.

    Eventually, investigators said that they were able to locate and talk to Danley, and that they do not believe she was involved in the shooting. For one thing, she was found outside of the country, and was not with Paddock when he checked into the Mandalay Bay hotel, which also appears to debunk another viral tale that spread in the hours after the shooting:
    This running list of misinformation and viral hoaxes spreading after the massacre will be updated as needed by The Washington Post.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.2f788e62364c
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    Las Vegas Shooting: Gunman’s Girlfriend Meets F.B.I. in L.A. for Questioning, Official Says

    Ms. Danley returned to the country late Tuesday night, landing at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from the Philippines, officials said. Ms. Danley, who has been described by the sheriff of the Las Vegas police as a “person of interest” in the case, was met by F.B.I. agents, according to a law enforcement official.

    Marilou Danley, Gunman’s Girlfriend, Was ‘Madly in Love’

    “Person of interest” is a vague term that does not necessarily indicate that the person is suspected of committing a crime. Ms. Danley has not been charged with any crime, but investigators are hoping she will have insight into Mr. Paddock’s motives.

    Federal agents met Ms. Danley at her plane at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a law enforcement official. She evaded reporters waiting at the international terminal, and it was not known where she spent the night.

    Portrait emerging of Las Vegas shooter as man 'descending into madness'

    In the months before his deadly rampage, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock was a man “descending into madness,” according to a person briefed on new findings in the investigation.

    More details are emerging, investigators say, that suggest Paddock’s mental state was deteriorating before the shooting — significant weight loss, an increasingly slovenly physical appearance and an obsession with his girlfriend’s ex-husband.
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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/las-veg...ck-hotel-room/

    Las Vegas officers describe storming shooter Stephen Paddock’s hotel room

    Tonight, for the first time you'll hear details of the assault from the officers who carried it out.

    One week ago, just after 10 o'clock at night, 22,000 people became targets at a country music concert. Las Vegas detective Casey Clarkson was among them.


    Casey Clarkson: The fire just starts hitting us. And you just hear--


    (Body cam: They are shooting right at us, guys, everyone stay down, stay down.)


    Casey Clarkson: I just remember, like, it was, like-- like, white spark, like, powder almost, like, hitting the concrete, hittin' the van. I mean, I'm just watching these rounds hit all, like, right next to us. And I'm like, "How is he so accurate?"

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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/las-veg...ck-hotel-room/

    More from 60 Minutes link:

    Dave Newton --so many guns. So many magazines. Stacks and stacks of magazines everywhere. Just in suitcases all neatly stacked against pillars, around the room, all stacked up, rifles placed all throughout. All kinds of monitors and electrical equipment he had in there. It just looked like almost a gun store.

    Joshua: Shell casings all over the floor. I could smell the-- gun powder that-- that had went off in the room. We were trippin' over guns. Trippin' over long guns inside. There was so many.


    Bill Whitaker: That many.


    Dave Newton: Yes.


    Matthew Donaldson: My initial scan, coming in the room with my rifle is just seein' I'm seeing one male down, bleeding from the face. He was not a threat. Kept going, kept going, kept going.


    Bill Whitaker: Said one male down. That was the shooter?


    Matthew Donaldson: Yes.


    Bill Whitaker: Stephen Paddock?


    Bill Whitaker: What were his wounds?


    Dave Newton: I didn't see any apparent wounds to his head. But I did see a lotta blood that had come outta his mouth.


    Joshua Bitsko: There was-- a bloody revolver I think-- nearby. Nearby him that was on the ground consistent with him shootin' himself.


    Joshua Bitsko: Days of planning. Days of planning. He had tool boxes in power tools to run wires for his-- surveillance systems. For everything that he had, it took him days to finish.

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7989781.html

    Stephen Paddock 'may have staged target practice' before Las Vegas shooting

    The Las Vegas gunman may have held target practise just days before carrying out the deadliest mass shooting in US history, reports claim.

    Investigators have uncovered surveillance footage of Stephen Paddock driving alone into the desert on the Friday before the shooting, law enforcement officials told the Wall Street Journal. The remote area – located near his home in Mesquite, Nevada – is often used by locals for target practise.

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    http://fox6now.com/2017/10/08/casino...sibly-imagine/

    Casino owner on Stephen Paddock: “The most vanilla profile one could possibly imagine”

    LAS VEGAS — The owner of a casino where Stephen Paddock gambled says the Las Vegas gunman didn’t drink alcohol or show any signs of trouble when he was a customer there.
    Steve Wynn said in an interview on Fox News that Paddock had “the most vanilla profile one could possibly imagine.”
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/stephen-paddock-las-vegas-massacre-father-benjamin-hoskins-paddock-founded-church-bingo-parlour-fbi-a7989291.html


    Father of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock 'ran illegal bingo parlour and tried to start his own church'

    The father of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was reportedly a self-ordained minister who carried out marriage ceremonies and wanted to start his own church as well as being on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list of fugitives.In the search to understand the psychology of the mass murderer, attention has focused on the colourful criminal life of his father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock.

    Although the killer had no previous criminal convictions and apparently lived in the shadows of society, rarely speaking to his neighbours, his father was a larger than life character, according to reports.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...re-gun-control

    'Monsters out there every day': NRA refuses to consider major gun control

    National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre said on Sunday bump stocks, novelty devices that may have been used in the Las Vegas shooting, “fuzz the line” between semi-automatic and fully automatic weapons.



    Chris Murphy: senator at heart of gun control push senses a change in debate
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    Federal regulators need to draw a “bright line” when regulating such devices, LaPierre said on CBS’ Face the Nation, in an unusually defensive interview in which he blamed Hollywood, criminal justice reform, and the mental health system for the increasing carnage of America’s gun violence epidemic.


    Gun control advocates in Congress continued to push for broader gun restrictions, saying that even if tougher laws might not have stopped the Las Vegas shooting, they would have an impact on the more than 80 Americans killed in gun suicides and homicides every single day.

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    http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/08...mass-shooting/

    Thousands attend popular gun show in Costa Mesa a week after Las Vegas mass shooting

    This year, the Ongs did not bring their young children to the event, but they said they plan on doing so when the kids are older as an educational experience.

    They also felt that the mass shooting could bring about changes in gun control. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday proposed legislation that would ban the sale and possession of bump-stock equipment, which Paddock used to make his semiautomatic weapons fire like automatic weapons.

    Republican Party leaders and the National Rifle Association said they will consider limiting bump stocks.


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    Las Vegas shooting: Gunman Stephen Paddock seen with prostitute days before attack

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    LAS VEGAS (KABC) -- The woman who was seen with Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock days before the massacre was a prostitute, officials tell ABC News.

    Authorities did not elaborate on the woman's identity.

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    One family’s path through horror of shooting on Las Vegas Strip

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    Jake Watkins knew instantly — he could tell from the first volley crackling out across the Strip — that it was gunfire, and he heard his father scream, “Get down!”

    The 21-year-old former high school football player tackled a woman and her teenage daughter in front of him, bringing them down. He barely knew the pair, but he used his body as a shield to keep them from being hit by the barrage of bullets.


    Jake peered up for a moment and saw his family ducking for cover. He looked down and saw the terrified face of the 15-year-old girl under him. A woman fell to the ground, maybe a foot in front of him. Her lifeless gaze met his.


    She had brown eyes.


    It was the beginning of the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. In those next few hours, the grounds of the Route 91 Harvest festival became a field of dead and wounded, many of the 22,000 concert attendees would use their own bodies to shield strangers and loved ones from the bullets. They used T-shirts to stop the bleeding, turned signs into stretchers and held friends in their arms as they died.

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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/las-veg...et-trajectory/

    Note in Las Vegas gunman's hotel room included details of bullet trajectory

    "I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet was gonna be for the crowd," Newton said. "So he had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there."

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/u...ock-vegas.html

    Who Was Stephen Paddock? The Mystery of a Nondescript ‘Numbers Guy’

    LAS VEGAS — Stephen Paddock was a contradiction: a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them. Someone who liked the high life of casinos but drove a nondescript minivan and dressed casually, even sloppily, in flip-flops and sweatsuits. He did not use Facebook or Twitter, but spent the past 25 years staring at screens of video poker machines.

    Mr. Paddock, a former postal worker and tax auditor, lived an intensely private, unsocial life that exploded into public view on Sunday, when he killed 58 people at a country music festival and then shot himself. But even with nationwide scrutiny on his life, the mystery of who he was has only seemed to deepen.

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    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/0...was-all-legal/

    Where Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bought his guns; it was all legal

    Some were big box chains. Some were mom-and-pop operations. But what’s clear so far is that all of the firearms in the two states were purchased legally by Paddock, a person familiar with the investigation said.

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