SLIDESHOW: 58 killed, more than 500 injured in Vegas Strip shooting

LAS VEGAS - The FBI says the shooter who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others at a Las Vegas concert had no connection to an international terrorist group.  The shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was the worst mass shooting in American history.

It happened outside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

The FBI's announcement from Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse at a news conference Monday morning comes after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack without providing evidence.

The extremist group claimed that the shooter was “a soldier” who had converted to Islam months ago. It has made exaggerated or false claims in the past.

Eric Paddock, the brother of the Las Vegas Strip gunman, said he was stunned to learn his brother was responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

"He was my brother, and it's like an asteroid fell out of the sky," Eric Paddock told CNN Monday outside his home in Orlando, Florida.

The last time he spoke to his brother was when Stephen texted him, asking how their mother was doing after losing power from Hurricane Irma.

Eric Paddock said he knew his brother owned a few handguns and maybe one long rifle, but said he did not know of any automatic weapons.

Authorities in Nevada praised the response by police and health care workers.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said at a news conference Monday that he visited some of the victims in the hospital and that, “We’re angry, we’re grieving, we’re confused, people are hurting.”

Sandoval called the shooting a cowardly, despicable act.

He and other local officials praised first responders, saying they saved scores of lives.

President Donald Trump says he will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday.

He spoke Monday morning, hours after the shooting, calling it “an act of pure evil.” 

Trump said the nation must stay unified. He said that although “feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that binds us today and always will.”

Authorities have yet to identify a motive for the shooting but say they believe 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock acted alone. He killed himself after the shooting.


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