This breaking news article will be updated as details comes to hand.
After the ‘Islamic State’ has claimed responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting, the FBI has released a brief statement denying ISIS’ claims.
The incident happened at the Las Vegas’ strip, where approximately 22,000 people are attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
At least 58 people killed and 500 are injured after the 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock fired towards the crowd from his Mandalay Bay hotel room.
Mr Paddock then committing suicide in his hotel room before Police arrived at the scene.
In a brief response, the FBI says the bureau so far “determined to this point no connection of an international terrorist group”.
“As this investigation continues we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that this is factually, thoroughly and absolutely investigated to be able to bring comfort and peace back to this community,” FBI Special Agent Aaron Roust said.
It’s reported that Stephen Paddock was an accountant and auditor, his home was raided shortly after the incident.
His girlfriend Marilou Danley has been cleared by police from any wrongdoing.
U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the massacre as a ‘pure act of evil’. He also announced the country’s flag will fly at half mast.
“It was an act of pure evil, the FBI, the Department Of Homeland Security are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation, and they will provide updates as to the investigation and how it develops,” Mr Trump said.
“… To the families of the victims, we are praying for you, and we are here for you, and We ask God to see you through this very dark period.”
It’s believe this incident is United States’ deadliest massacre in history, with the media comparing it with Orlando, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook Primary shooting.
In 2016, a 29-year-old security guard opened fire at an Orlando Gay Club, killing 49 and wounded 58.
In 2007, 23-year-old Seung Hui Cho killed 32 people in Virginia Tech before turning the gun on himself.