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58 People Killed, Over 400 Wounded In Mandalay Bay Attack In Las Vegas

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:01pm

A 64-year-old man with multiple machine guns rained down gunfire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel to country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history before killing himself.

The barrage of bullets from the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of 22,000 people lasted several minutes, sparking panic. At least 515 people were injured as some fleeing fans trampled each other while police scrambled to locate the shooter.

Police on Monday identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada. They said they believed he acted alone and did not know why he attacked the crowd. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the massacre, but U.S. officials said there was no evidence of that.

The preliminary death toll, which officials said could rise, eclipsed last year’s massacre of 49 people at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub by a gunman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

Shocked concertgoers, some with blood on their clothing, wandered streets, where the flashing lights of the city’s gaudy casinos blended with those of emergency vehicles.

Police said Paddock had no criminal record. The gunman killed himself before police entered the hotel room he was firing from, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters.

Federal officials said there was no evidence to link Paddock to militant organizations.

“We have determined to this point no connection with an international terrorist group,” Aaron Rouse, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s special agent in charge in Las Vegas, told reporters.

U.S. officials discounted the claim of responsibility for the attack made by Islamic State in a statement.

“We advise caution on jumping to conclusions before the facts are in,” CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu said in an email.

Lombardo said there were more than 10 rifles in the room where Paddock killed himself. His arsenal included multiple machine guns, according to a law enforcement official.

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JAY-Z Rocks Custom Colin Kaepernick Jersey During ‘SNL’

TheSource Feed - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Saturday Night Live came swinging out the gate for the premiere of their 43rd season. La La Land’s Ryan Gosling was the host, with musical performance by JAY-Z.

Considering the theme of his latest album 4:44 and what has been going on in the world, people assumed that Hov was going to come through with Trump-protest like performance. And he did.

The first song he performed was “Bam”, and he brought out Damian Marley while sporting a custom Colin Kaepernick jersey. Hov took off the jersey for the second song, and rocked an all white tee to sing the somber title track, “4:44”.

In other JAY-Z related news, Tidal pledges to send a plane with 200,000 pounds of supplies to aid the victims in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. The streaming service will also donate all proceeds from the annual benefit concert to those affected by all recent hurricanes, and the earthquake in Mexico.

Check out the performances below, and stay tuned for SNL next week with Gal Gadot hosting and Sam Smith performing.

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