The man who killed some 50 people in Las Vegas late Sunday night was eliminated by police. The woman who was likely traveling with him prior to the shooting was located and taken in for questioning by officers early Monday morning.

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Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department stated early Monday morning that some 50 were killed in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino shooting. He added that the woman suspected of aiding the shooter, who was eliminated in the 32nd-floor hotel room from where he opened fire, has been taken in for questioning.

According to the local authorities, the shooting began shortly after 10:00 pm. The shooter was targeting the thousands of people who were attending a music festival across the street from the hotel. “Right now, we believe it’s a solo act, a lone wolf attacker,” Lombardo added.

Las Vegas after the shooting and the person of interest

Las Vegas after the shooting and the person of interest Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The shooter has been identified as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock. The woman whom police were searching for is Marilou Danley, an Asian woman who is believed to have been traveling with the suspect before the shooting. Lombardo had asked the public to aid the police in finding her. “We have not located her at this time and we are interested in talking to her for a follow-up,” he said.

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People fleeing the scene Photo Credit: Sky News/Channel 2 News