U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a moment of silence on Capitol Hill on Monday (October 2) in honor of victims of the massacre in Las Vegas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a moment of silence on Capitol Hill on Monday (October 2) in honor of victims of the massacre in Las Vegas, which claimed the lives of at least 58 people and left more than 500 wounded. "Investigators will continue their dedicated work in search of answers, but what is clear now is that this is a moment for national mourning and for prayer," said the Republican senator from Kentucky. A 64-year-old man with multiple machine guns rained down gunfire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel to country music festival on Sunday before killing himself. Police on Monday identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada. They said they believed he acted alone and did not know why he attacked the crowd. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the massacre, but U.S. officials said there was no evidence of that. The preliminary death toll, which officials said could rise, eclipsed last year's massacre of 49 people at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub by a gunman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State.