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october 2nd. we've got mike thomas watching the weather, erin como watching the roads. >> 8:00 p.m. tonight. >> but in the meantime we have some breaking news. we want too go right to las vegas and update you on that breaking news that's happening right now in regards to that shooting. >> direction of the mandalay bay towards the route 91 concert that was taking place on the east side of las vegas boulevard. through investigation and response, we determined there was a shooter on the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay. officer responded to that location and engaged the suspect at that location. he is dead currently. he has been identified. he is a local resident. i will not release his name at this time. but we are interested in a companion that is traveling with him and her name is, and i will provide you the name so please be accurate on this. it is mary lou
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m-a-r-i-l-o-uh. we have not located her at this time and we are interested in talking to her for follow-up. two vehicles we're interested in locating and we need your assistance with that. we have a hyundai tucson with nevada plate 114 baker 40, b40 an chrysler pacifica touring, nevada plate 19 d-4 01. these are the plates registered to the suspect that well located at the mandalay bay. so, there's a couple things need to occur at this time. one is the red cross is responding to the headquarters here at police department at 400 south martin luther king to r
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from family members who are trying to locate their family that attended the concert and are unable to contact them. so that number will be established here shortly and we'll get it out to you to publicize it here shortly. additionally, anybody that may have cell phone video or any type of video associated with this event that would be of benefit to the investigation, please respond to the las vegas metropolitan police department headquarters at 400 south martin luther king and we will take custody of that video. so, you have it, you evaluated it and you think it would be of benefit please bring that down to the headquarters. so, family members, if you are unable to call or you do not want to wait for a call and you want to respond in person, we have set up a family retreat area for you to respond so we could help you locate your loved ones here at the headquarters. so, you will be contacted by a police officer here at headquarters and theyil
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to go. standing with me, is special agent in charge of the fbi, aaron rouse. he is sifting with the investigation which is ongoing and then we have fire chief greg castle from clark county fire and they are assisting with all of the victims. now, as far as number of victims i cannot give you an accurate number at this point. we have well in excess of a hundred plus injured and in excess of 20 plus that have died at this point. so, we will get those numbers to you accurately as soon as we can. but please bear with us. this is an ongoing investigation. but we are comfortable that the primary aggressor in this event has expired or passed away and is no longer a threat. there has been multiple, multiple phone calls and accusations or conjecture coming through social media that there is multiple shoote
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that has been proven to be false. additionally there has been accusations or beliefs there's some explosives going off. that is also false. the only explosive contained in this event was from our s.w.a.t. team breaching the room. so, please, we are pretty confident that there is no longer a threat other than we are attempting to locate the person of interest. >> was this an act of terrorism. >> no, at this point. we believe it's a local individual. he resides here locally. i'm not able to give you his place of residence. we don't know his belief at this time. >> any kind of motive or clue. >> no, we have no idea at this point. it's an ongoing investigation. as you can imagine it just happened so please bear with us but we have all the forces to bear from public safety handling the situation. >> do you believe he acted alone? >> okay, i'm going
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one more time. we do not know. it's an ongoing investigation. right now we believe he is the sole aggressor at this point and the scene is static. we are attempting to locate person of interest. >> [inaudible] >> we have -- i have two police officers that are currently at the hospital. one in critical condition, the other one minor injuries. but there are other police officers that were off duty attending the concert that have expired. we don't have those individuals identified at this point. >> [inaudible] >> i don't know the sequence of events on that. >> one more time, how many people who were injured and how many are dead. >> right now we believe it's a hundred plus injured and 20 plus dead. okay, and i don't want to give you an
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i do not have it at this point. >> there are still people on lockdown on the strip. what do you say to people who are afraid right now or what should they do. >> i still want them to shelter-in-place. they will be contacted by first responders and they will advise them when it's free to go. it's better to shelter-in-place than to be unaware. >> [inaudible] >> i'm sorry, ma'am. >> officers that are died. >> we believe there were a couple off duty officers attending the concert that have died. we do not have that confirmed yet. >> [inaudible] >> all i know at this point is that they are roommates. >> [inaudible] >> i can't give you that now. >> [inaudible] >> yes, we believe so. >> would you be able to repeat the make and model of the cars that you're look doing. looking for. >> yes, absolutely. we are looking
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tucson nevada plate 114b40. additionally we're looking for a chrysler pacifica touring unknown color nevada plate 19 d-4 01. >> this is obviously a devastating time. what words of comfort would you have for the las vegas residents right now. >> well, it is, it's a devastating time and it's unfortunate and we have been talking about active shooters in the past and it's unfortunate it did occur here. but we -- we have responded to the scene and we're doing the best we can to provide safety for the survivors and right now we believe it's a sole actor, a lone wolf type actor and we have the place under control. >> can you provide any details on how he was taken down. >> no, i cannot. all right, thank you very much. we'll do regular briefings and we'll advise you of the schedule as they come forward. thank you. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> all right, there you have las vegas police updating us on the active shooter
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situation at the mandalay bay hotel and casino. they're telling us one suspect who they believe is the primary suspect has been killed in this but the bad news here is that 20 plus people dead in this mass shooting. those among the dead include some police officers, two officers are in the hospital, one critical, one nonlife-threatening injuries right now. police again looking for a suspect, someone tied to the suspect and you have that information, wisdom. >> yes, they just reported they're looking for a companion they're calling a person of interest. her name is mary lou danley, asian female 4-foot 11, 118 pounds. she was traveling with the suspect. they're calling her a person of interest. they're looking for two vehicles registered to the suspect both vehicles unknown color hyundai tucson with plates 114b40, chrysler pacifica touring unknown color, nevada plates 19 d-4 01 both registered to the suspect as well. they're also working on getting an area set up so that people who are loo
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their family members can either come there and get some information from police or they're going to provide a phone number. they're working on that as well so if people are looking for people -- victims who may have been affected by this, they can either call that number or they can go to the police department in las vegas and get more information from there as well. >> and the red cross is assisting in that process but again police want to emphasize they believe the primary suspect in this mass shooting has been killed, that person a nevada native. our melanie alnwick is standing by with the latest and we'll get to her just as soon as we come back to break piecing all the pieces together here for you in that mass shooting in vegas. people asked to shelter-in-place. we're still gathering details. we'll bring you more as soon as fox5 news morning continues after this short break. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> we're back now following that breaking news of that shooting in nevada las
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one or more injured, 20 or more dead. we just heard that information from the las vegas investigators out there, shooter on the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay. they've shut down several areas as they continue this investigation. the suspect is dead. they're not releasing his name at this point. they're also looking for a person of interest in this shooting. >> our melanie alnwick has been following the developments. she's in the news room with more details. mel, what can you tell us. >> reporter: as you as you mentioned all of these late breaking details we just got from the sheriff there in las vegas. one of the most interesting things is they are still looking for area person of interest in this case, someone who is connected they believe believeto the shooter. they have not identified the shooter except to say that he is a local individual and they do believe again that it was as they called it a lone wolf acting alone. i want to take you to some of the video that is most distressing. we obtained this from our sky news partners. jason aldine was closi
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festival and you hear that. that's the gunfire that is ringing out. this is an outdoor concert stage just across from the mandalay bay hotel. it's rapid gunfire stops. there's a realization this is gunfire and then it's going to start again and now people are yelling to get down or get out. as you mentioned the las vegas boulevard is still on lockdown with ambulances and police response vehicles. we are hearing now as wisdom said at the top, witnesses were saying they thought they saw what looked like muzzle flashes from the upper floors of the mandalay bay hotel and now, yes, they are saying the shooter was on the 32nd floor. s.w.a.t. teams apparently going in there and breaking into that room to get to the shooter and they believe at this point that the threat is that contained. again, still looking for this woman described
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danley. hopefully we'll get a picture an asian woman described as a roommate. they put out descriptions on two vehicles. there were reports also on the las vegas strip of shooters at other resorts, other hotels people were sheltering in place terrified. they did confirm that there are no other shooters at other resorts. there are no explosives around las vegas boulevard, either. still they did have the airport shut down for a short period of time. we understand that some flights now are starting to take off as well. this is the kind of thing that las vegas has drilled for many, many times. unfortunately now it is something that has become a reality for them. as far as the dead, as you mentioned, 100 injured, more than 20 dead. this is because full looked at that video, this is a large outdoor concert venue. there were they said in some cases up to 30,000 people there and so this shooter was up above. they were packed in the
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if you've been to these outdoor concert venues there's fencing to kind of keep people inside the gated area so it was pretty tough for people to see what was going on, pretty tough for people to get out. we don't know if all of those were due to gunfire. some may have been injured just trying to get out and get to safety. we had some video from our director of production and news operations bill buyer who was on the scene as well. he knew something was going on because he was out near tropicana and started to see all these police vehicles ambulances and response vehicles fleeing down there to the scene so just really quite a distressing situation there in las vegas right now. we are waiting, of course, they're going to bring us more information as it comes. it looks like at this point, though, the situation is contained and now simply they're just trying to continue with the investigation. we're going to toss it back up to you guys in the studio. >> melanie thank you very much. again as they stated in that press conference more than a hundred injured, 20 p
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the investigator there saying that some of the people who were killed in this were police officers, some of them were off duty. one of the vegas officers is in the hospital in critical condition. there's another officer in the hospital as well trying to recover from injuries and a lot of people they set up a place for people to contact so they can get into -- try to find out more information about potential victims and family members who were in vegas on the strip at the time that the shooting was going on. >> the suspect, the primary suspect has been taken down. they're looking for a person of interest. we'll have much more on this still developing story from las vegas and also bring you your weather and traffic coming up when we get back from this short break. stay with us. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> we're back at 4:49 with more on the breaking news situation coming out of las vegas where an active shooter investigation is still under way. the shooter police believe the primary suspect has been taken down but the big headline here is that more than 20 people are believed to be dead, a hundred plus injured in this active shooter situation. the shooter on the 32nd floor aiming his gun down at a concert on the strip. jason aldine wrapping up that concert. thousands of people crowded in that venue really being picked off one by one by a person perched on top of the mandalay bay hotel on the 32nd floor. a person of interest now
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sought identified as marilou danley an asian female four-11, 111 pounds. police are looking for two vehicles. >> two vehicles, hyundai tucson nevada plates 114b40 and a chrysler pacifica touring car which also unknown color vegas plates 19 d-4 01. as far as that suspect is concerned, again, that suspect is reported as being dead. they're not releasing a name but they did say that he is a vegas resident. >> right. and also police also saying they tone have a motive yet. a lot of speculation as to what might have propertied this. they're saying they do not have a motive yet. they have not identified the person who they believe is the primary suspect but yes, this person is a la las vegas native. police are looking for two vehicles and of course the woman who they say is linked to him, they're looking for that person, perhaps to glean more information about what could have prompted this mass shooting on the vegas strip. >> they're also asking for cell phone video of
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may have been in that area to assist them in the investigation. they've set up areas, we repeated this before, they've set up areas for anyone who is looking for a family member or friend who may have been in vegas at the time. you can go to the las vegas police department or they're working to put a number out there so you can call and check on your family member. they were talking about some of the social media things that happen, false information that gets out there either maliciously or by accident. they were saying that there are no more shooters, there were no explosives. in fact, the only explosives that people may have heard was when the investigators actually had to go into the mandalay bay on the 32nd floor and deal with this suspect so they had to blow up something there. so, no explosives. no other shooters at this point. they are confident that there are no more threats out there in las vegas. the strip has been shut down. in fact, parts of the flights coming in and out of the airport also had been shut down. no reason for the shooting at this point as they try to figure out why this -- this
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>> our kristen leone is is las vegas and filed this report bringing us up to speed from what they saw from her vantage point. >> reporter: guys, i'm about to board my flight right now. there was about an hour and a half delay because of what happened today at the mandalay bay earlier tonight. apologize for my voice right now but i want to give you a quick update. again, at the airport here looking like people are starting to board on their flight. so, i'm about to get on right now but essentially, what happened here, i was just waiting, my flight was at 11 o'clock tonight to get home and long story short, we got an announcement here from the terminal saying that there is a lockdown because of an active shooter at the mandalay bay and so all of us right away were wondering what was going on. we all went on social media. a lot of people here making phone calls. i was making a phone call to my
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the country concert but for actually a party that was being hosted for me and so i wasn't at that country concert earlier but i am here at the airport and so that's happening right now. hello. >> hi. >> hi, yes. >> we're all. >> okay yes, we are all okay. >> that's a good thing. >> what did you tell me, though, as far as -- obviously people are starting to board right now. has the -- has the lockdown been lifted. >> yes. >> the lockdown has been lifted. >> yup. >> is there anything else as far as, you know -- >> we don't know anything. >> don't know anything. okay. okay. so, again, talking to an airline attendant there. lockdown has officially been lifted, just got the confirmation here so we'll be boarding. it was just scary, you guys. i want to show you really quickly my vantage point. the mandalay bay, it's hard to tell but you could see -- i don't know how well you can see the strip.
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it's kind of hard. i don't know. anyway there's a window that's right there obviously. and, yeah, the strip is just right there and it was crazy seeing all the helicopters and i saw multiple ambulance vehicles and i just, you know -- from, again my vantage point i'm just glad that we're all safe here today and we're at the safest place we could possibly be at the airport. so, at one point i was told that police were starting to evacuate people over here to the airport that were over on the strip tonight but again, really, really scary. catch ugg up with some of my friends at the country concert. one of them actually -- she took off right weigh when she heard the sounds of gunfire she hopped the fence with another couple she didn't know ended up hiding under a car and then making a run for it to the mgm grand hotel and she's there will hiding right now still. so, it's just really scary. it's crazy being on the receiving end just
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turning to twitter, turn, to the news to get the latest updates. so, anyway, that's what's going on. i don't want to miss my flight so again, i'm about to board now but just wanted to give you a quick heads up of what's going on here at the mack caron international airport in las vegas. stops guy. >> that's fox5's kristen leone. just to give you a quick recap of what happened, there was an active shooter on the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay. police took care of the situation. this was happening at a concert, apparently the shooter was there just shooting at people as they were at the jason aldine concert. the suspect is dead. they're not relieving his name at this point. they did say he was a vegas resident. they're also looking for a person of interest. they're calling this person his companion. her name marilou danley asian female 4-foot 11, 111 pounds traveling with the suspect. >> they're also looking for two vehicles which i
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hyundai tucson an chrysler pacifica. those two vehicles have nevada plates. they're believed to be connected to the suspect. again they think this was the lone suspect but they're not ruling anything out yet. the investigation still clearly under way but they believe there was one suspect. the big headline 20 plus people dead, 100 plus injured. among the dead police officers attending that jason aldine concert and right now two las vegas police officers are also injured, one critical, one nonlife-threatening. we'll stay on top of this story. it is fluid developing. we'll bring information as we get it. we have bill byer one of our managers on the scene. we want to update you on some local stories especially weather and traffic and for that we want to bring in mike thomas to give us an update on what's happening in weather. good morning. >> good morning to you guys. good news here locally is that weather will not be too much of a factor here. it's going to be beautiful just like the weekend was. work week starting absolutely sunny and beautiful. again no real concerns for rain or anything else. satellite and radar showing ve c
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this morning. we'll be off to a sunny start. as i expand things out just nothing happening across the eastern half of the country. that will be the case through much of this week as high pressure kind of dominates the weather pattern and keeps things from getting too moist. we're not expecting any sort of rain for the duration of this week in fact. 53 degrees near wa here in wash. we have 30's this morning. 40 at dulles. 37 winchester. martinsburg 39. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast shows sunshine all the way through at least wednesday before a few clouds and a warmup at the end of the week. that's a check of you remember forecast. erin como has has got an updaten your traffic. >> 4:47 as you wake up, quiet roads. we have construction on the outer loop out by connecticut avenue. despite that we're at speed, 13 miles per hour from 95 over to the 270 spur. westbound construction between fairfax county parkway and 28. eastbound from manassas to the beltway liking nice and quiet right now. i'll let you know if anything ch
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> welcome to fox5 news morning. taking a look outside. this is las vegas on the strip where an active shooter investigation is under way police taking down a suspect on the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel and casino. they believe this suspect is responsible for a shooting that left 20 plus people dead, 100 plus injured the victims all part of a concert on the strip, jason aldean wrapping up his set when you hear rapid gunfire break out. a suspect taking aim at innocent people at a concert. 100 plus people injured, 20 plus dead. the investigation ongoing


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