The terrorists of the “Islamic state”* took responsibility for the bloody shooting in Las Vegas in which at least 50 people died and over 400 were injured varying degrees of severity. It is reported by the organization SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors terrorist activity on social networks.
According to experts, the militants have reported involvement in the incident in Nevada through an affiliate with them Amaq news Agency. Thus in IG* emphasize that the offender “is one of their soldiers” and converted to Islam a few months ago.
Founder of the monitoring group SITE, Rita Katz, in turn, expressed doubt that a criminal who opened fire in Las Vegas, could have any relevance to the terrorists of ISIS*. In her view, the “Islamic state”* you must provide proof of relationship to the perpetrator.
Late in the evening of 1 October (2 October in the morning Moscow time) during a performance of the famous American artist country music Jason Aldine on the outdoor stage next to one of the entertainment complexes, the attacker started shooting indiscriminately. The tragedy happened during the festival Route 91 Harvest.
The police called the shooter’s name is a 64-year-old Steven Paddock, he committed suicide. His body was found in a hotel room with a balcony which, according to preliminary data, was fired from automatic weapons.
*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.