Country music stars react to deadly Las Vegas shooting

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LAS VEGAS — Country music stars took to social media Monday morning in response to the shooting at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas that killed 20 people and injured at least 100 more.

The concert, called the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, is a three-day country music festival in Las Vegas.

LVMPD Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that police responded after reports of shots being fired from the Mandalay Bay towards the concert.

“We determined there was a shooter on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay,” Lombardo said. Officers engaged the suspect, whom Lombardo described as a “local resident.” He said that the shooter is dead and that police believe that there are no other shooters. Police have identified the gunman but will not be naming him at this time, Lombardo said.

Though it’s too early to give an accurate estimate of the number of dead and wounded, Lombardo said that “20-plus” have died and “in excess of 100” people have been injured. Among the dead were two were off-duty Bakersfield Police Department officers attending the festival.

Multiple media outlets have identified 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the suspected shooter.

Police are searching for a woman named Marilou Danley who was traveling with the suspect, Lombardo said. He described Danley as an Asian woman, 4 ft 11 inches tall and 111 pounds. “We have not located her at this time and we are interested in talking to her,” he said.

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