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Latest updates from the 4 p.m. ET police briefing on Tuesday:
As investigators work to determine a motive for Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, friends and families have started to identify some of the victims in the attack that left 59 people dead and more than 520 others injured.
Las Vegas officials are scheduled to provide a 4 p.m. ET update on the investigation into Sunday’s Las Vegas shooting. Watch their remarks in the player above.
Friends and families of the victims have started to come forward with the names of those who died while attending an outdoor concert on the Las Vegas strip. Sonny Melton, 29, of Jackson, Tennessee. Susan Smith, 53, of Simi Valley, California. Adrian Murfitt, 35, of Alaska. Media outlets will confirm more victims’ names in the days to come. Hospital officials told reporters this morning that dozens of victims remained in critical condition.
Authorities identified the suspect as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, who shot from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel at the 22,000 people attending the country music concert below. Las Vegas authorities said Paddock killed himself before officers could gain entry into the hotel room. Investigators have recovered 42 firearms belonging to the suspect, 23 guns in the hotel room and 19 found at his Mesquite home about one hour away.
Paddock has been described as a professional gambler and real estate investor who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite.
President Donald Trump, who spent more than five hours surveying the hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, plans on visiting Las Vegas tomorrow. The president called Sunday’s mass shooting an “act of pure evil.”
PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.
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Joshua Barajas is the arts editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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