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Graphic: How the Las Vegas shooting unfolded

Police block a road on the Las Vegas Strip near the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino shortly after sunrise Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. A deadly shooting occurred late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. [Ronda Churchill | Associated Press]
Police block a road on the Las Vegas Strip near the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino shortly after sunrise Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. A deadly shooting occurred late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. [Ronda Churchill | Associated Press]
Published Oct. 3, 2017

With at least 59 killed and 527 injured, last night's Las Vegas Strip shooting was the deadliest in modern American history. Here's a minute-by-minute look at how it happened.

9:40 p.m. Pacific time

Jason Aldean, a country music singer, begins his performance at the Route 91 Harvest, an annual Las Vegas music festival. There were more than 22,000 people in attendance.

10:08 p.m.

The shooter, positioned on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, begins to fire shots into a concert venue across the street, a quarter-mile away.

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Eyewitnesses described people running for exits or hiding behind trucks, trampling each other in the process. Some reported seeing concertgoers take shelter at nearby hotels and restaurants.

It's unclear how many of the injuries resulted from gunshot wounds versus the pandemonium as people tried to exit the venue.

Photo by David Becker | Getty Images

Broken windows are seen on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after a gunman opened fired on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.

10:13 p.m.

The police located the shooter's hotel room because the smoke from his gun made the fire alarm go off, according to a retired officer. A SWAT team stormed the room, using explosives to enter. Around that time, the shooter killed himself, according to Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo. There were about 20 rifles found in the room, including at least one automatic weapon.

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Around 3:30 a.m.

The police identified the shooter as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old white male from Mesquite, Nev., which is near Las Vegas. Lombardo said Paddock's run-ins with Las Vegas police consisted only of one citation several years ago. The police called him a "lone wolf" but also identified his roommate Marilou Danley as a "person of interest." They do not think she was involved in the shooting.

The police have not yet determined his motive, and have not yet decided whether the shooting constitutes an act of terrorism.

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