No Armenians among victims of Las Vegas shooting

There are no Armenians  among the confirmed victims of the Las Vegas shooting that left at least 59 dead and another 527 injured, Armenian Foreign Ministry Spokesman says.

“Armenia’s Honorary Consul to Los Angeles keeps in touch with local authorities and law-enforcement bodies in Las Vegas,” MFA Spokesperson Tigran Balayan said in a Twitter post (in Armenian).

Police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.

Gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival on Sunday evening.

Police found 23 guns in his hotel room, as well as “in excess of” 19 firearms and explosives at his Nevada home.

But as yet, no clear reason for the killing has emerged.

Suspected gunman Stephen Paddock

Investigators have found no link to international terrorism, despite a claim from so-called Islamic State. Some investigators have suggested psychological issues, but there is no confirmation of this.

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