ISIS Claims Responsibility for Las Vegas Attack; Says Suspect “Converted to Islam Months Ago”
In a bizarre turn of events, the Islamic State is claiming Las Vegas suspect Stephen Paddock carried out the attack on behalf of the terror group. The shooting suspect allegedly ‘converted to Islam months ago.’
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Daily Mail UK reports:
The shooter was 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, a resident of nearby Mesquite, Nevada, who opened fire on the festival taking place at Las Vegas Village from a room across the street in the Mandalay Bay Hotel at 10:08pm.
“The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition,” the group’s news agency Amaq said in reference to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group in the Middle East.
“The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago,” Amaq added.
The Las Vegas shooter was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada.
The shooter Stephen Paddock was killed in the shooting.
He was firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.