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Police: Las Vegas shooter’s female roommate is not person of interest in deadliest shooting in American history

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Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, is a person of interest. (Images: Facebook)

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At least 58 people are dead and more than 500 are injured after crazed gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire during a concert at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas.

Paddock, 64, lived in Mesquite, Nevada. He shot himself to death after his rampage.

Paddock fired at a crowd of concert-goers — sniper-style — from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort. Paddock had been in the hotel room since September 28.

Authorities said the shooter had at least 10 guns and several cameras so he could spot first responders. He fired several hundred rounds. The massacre was clearly premeditated and well-planned. A motive is not yet known.

Marilou Danley has been identified as the shooter’s live-in girlfriend. Danley, a 62-year-old grandmother who holds an Australian passport, is considered a person of interest.

Stephen Paddock allegedly used her ID at the time of the shooting. Danley was reportedly in the Philippines visiting her family when the shooting occurred.

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The shooting rampage occurred around 10 p.m. on October 1 during a concert of country music star Jason Aldean, who was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival at Mandalay Bay.

Screengrab: Stephen Paddock

Concertgoers were enjoying the performance when gunshots that sounded like firecrackers rang out.

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Chaos and carnage at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
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US Army soldier Matthew Cobos shielded a woman with his own body. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Horrifying videos posted on Twitter by Jason Caplan spotlight the confusion and terror on the scene as a rapid succession of gunshots are heard in the background:

This is the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that Marilou Danley was out of the country at the time of the shooting. She is considered a person of interest.

Samantha Chang

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