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Yaroslav Lukov and Max Matza

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  1. Live coverage paused

    Crime scene tape surrounds the Mandalay Hotel - 2 October 2017

    We're pausing our live coverage of the events in Las Vegas.

    Here's a reminder of what happened:

    • On Sunday night a 64-year-old gambler and former accountant opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada, police say
    • It is the worst mass shooting in modern American history
    • Police say 58 people were killed, and the death toll may continue to rise
    • More than 500 people were injured in the attack against the country music festival
    • The attack was "pure evil" Trump said in his address to the nation

    As more details continue unfold, follow along in our main story here.

    Here is everything we know so far, a profile of some of the victims, and a look at who was behind the shooting.

  2. CBS lawyer 'fired over Vegas comments'

    The CBS network has fired one of its top lawyers after she said she was “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican”, Fox News reports.

  3. 'Gun restrictions not the answer'

    A Trump voter who has been in regular contact with our correspondent, Rajini Vaidyanathan, tells her that guns are not the issue here.

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  4. Trump leads moment of silence

    moment of silence

    Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, accompanied by their wives, have just appeared on the White House South Lawn for a moment of silence.

    With their heads bowed and eyes closed, they listened as a bell tolled for the victims in Las Vegas.

  5. IS makes renewed claim

    So-called Islamic State has released a new claim, stating that the Las Vegas shooter was affiliated with the terror group.

    Previous claims had been made by the group's publicity wing Amaq, but the latest comes from their central Nashir group, BBC Monitoring reports.

    They have named the attacker as "Abu Abdul-Barr al-Amriki", but have provided no evidence to support the claim.

    Police say the gunman is Stephen Paddock, and the FBI has said it has found no links to international terrorism.

    Stephen Paddock: Las Vegas suspect a quiet retired accountant

  6. 'More facts needed' - White House

    "Before we start trying to talk about the preventions of what took place last night we need to know more facts.

    "And right now we're simply not at that point," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

    The answer came in response to a question about a Republican bill that would deregulate the use of gun silencers.

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  7. 'We helped three gunshot victims'

    Crystal from California was at the concert with some of her family. She describes helping three people with gunshot wounds.

    "I could see the bullets ricocheting off the gravel on the floor, so we ran. We ran to our pick-up truck which wasn't far away.

    "As we tried to make our way out of the parking lot a security guard flagged us down. He had two gunshot victims with him.

    "We got them in the back of the truck. One had been shot in the head the other in the ankle, both were conscious.

    "We tried to get out of the area as fast as possible but it was chaos, people were running everywhere and into the road."

    Read more about how average Americans responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

  8. White House briefing begins

    "Today is a reflection, a day of mourning," says White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, whose voice was breaking as she read out a statement of condolences for the hundreds of victims.

    "I think that there will be certainly a time for that policy discussion to take place," Sanders said when asked if the president had reconsidered US gun control measures.

    But now is not that time, she added.

  9. FBI chief: '1,000 domestic terror cases'


    During testimony to Congress last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray said there are about 1,000 ongoing, active investigations into potential domestic terrorists.

    Speaking to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, he described the list as a "very serious" issue that the agency spends "a lot of our time focused on".

    He noted in his testimony that the threat of domestic terror is much greater than "the threat from ISIS influence", referring to so-called Islamic State.

    Police have said that the attack in Las Vegas was not terror-related, but so far have not released a motive.

  10. Gun silencers in the spotlight

    Advocates for increased gun control are calling attention to a Republican draft bill which would make it easier for Americans to purchase "silencers" - also known as "suppressors" - which are affixed to the end of gun barrels and are designed to dampen the sound of gunfire.

    The bill, known as the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, includes provisions that would deregulate gun silencers.

    "This legislation is about safety – plain and simple", said South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan when he introduced the bill, noting that his own hearing "has been damaged because of gun noise".

    Debate over the bill was meant to begin next week in Congress after it was delayed over the summer following a gun attack against US congressmen while they practiced for a softball game.

    Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton noted on Twitter that the bill is a policy goal of the NRA (National Rifle Association).

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  11. Appeal from Gabrielle Giffords

    Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly. Archive photo
    Image caption: Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly. Photo: April 2010

    Former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords - who was shot in the head six years ago - has called for political leaders in Washington to introduce tougher gun restrictions, in the wake of the Las Vegas attack.

    A joint statement, read out by her husband Mark Kelly, said it required action and leadership from the White House and Congress.

    "We need a president who recognises that we have a gun violence problem and will work towards solutions.

    "Americans need more than our president's prayers; we need his plans. We need a Congress who will stand up to the special interests, look at the evidence and act to save lives.

    "Public safety must be our top priority," the statement said.

  12. Tel Aviv's city hall lit up in US colours

    Tel Aviv's city hall lit up in US colours

    In Israel, Tel Aviv's city hall has been lit up in the colours of the stars and stripes to honour the victims.

  13. Canada 'shares pain and horror - Trudeau

    Canada's prime minister has just released this statement, amidst reports of Canadian victims:

    "Our hearts break for our American friends and neighbours today. On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones and friends, and my prayers for a fast and full recovery for the many injured.

    "We stand with the United States, and share their pain and horror at such a senseless and cowardly act of violence.

    "Las Vegas has long been celebrated by people from around the globe, including many Canadians. We grieve with this city and the United States. Such acts only strengthen our resolve to stand together, united.

    "This city is a destination for people from around the world, and we are following up on reports of Canadian victims. Consular officials are in close contact with local authorities.

    "Friends and relatives of Canadian citizens known to be in the area can contact Global Affairs Canada's 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling 613-996-8885 or 1-800-387-3124, or by sending an email to"

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  14. British troops helped look after wounded - sources

    James Landale

    Diplomatic correspondent

    Whitehall sources say that a number of serving personnel from 1st Queen's Dragoon Guard - the Welsh Cavalry - helped look after the wounded on the ground in Las Vegas.

    They were apparently staying in a hotel near where the shooting took place.

    One source said the servicemen were off duty after taking part in training operations at Fort Irvin in California.

  15. 911 call: Moment police confront suspect

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    Video caption: Las Vegas shooting: Moment police burst into gunman's room
  16. Empire State Building to go dark

    Empire State Building handout

    New York City's famous Empire State Building will tonight "be lit in darkness with a rotating orange halo in sympathy for Las Vegas" officials at the iconic skyscraper have said in a press release.