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Las Vegas concert gunman identified as Stephen Paddock, 64

The gunman who massacred at least 50 people at a Las Vegas concert has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.

Paddock was shot and killed by officers on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where he opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival across the street, police said.

Authorities did not provide any motive for the killings, which Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo also left more than 200 people wounded.

Lombardo said that he did not know the “belief system” of Paddock, who is from Mesquite, Nevada.

Mass shooting at Mandalay Bay concert in Las Vegas kills 50

Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

(John Locher/AP)

He said that the gunman is believed to have used multiple rifles to attack his victims from the hotel.

One off-duty Las Vegas police officer was among those killed. Police also sent out alerts looking for a “companion” of Paddock, 62-year-old Marilou Danley, as a person of interest.

It was not immediately clear what the relationship between Danley and Paddock was, though Lombardo said that she could be a “roommate.”

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