The Las Vegas Massacre in Photos

Holly Kellum
By Holly Kellum
October 3, 2017USshare
The Las Vegas Massacre in Photos
People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Oct. 1, at least 59 people died and 527 were injured when a man in a 32nd-floor hotel room fired on a crowd of about 22,000 at a country music festival below. The massacre happened at the end of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas strip during the performance of artist Jason Aldean.

The shooter, later identified as Mesquite, Nevada, resident Stephen Paddock, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound when police broke into his hotel room door. They found at least 23 firearms, including handguns and rifles, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in the room.

Police say they don’t know yet know of a motive; the FBI has countered claims by the ISIS terrorist group that Paddock, 64, converted to Islam and acted as one of its soldiers.

Warning: Graphic images may disturb some readers.

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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People run for cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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A person takes cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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A person runs from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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A crowd of people at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival grounds after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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A woman helps a man escape during the Route 91 Harvest country music festival at the Las Vegas Village in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People carry a person at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People carry a person at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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Las Vegas police patrol along the streets outside the the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after an active shooter was reported in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival grounds after a shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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A man stands outside the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People flee the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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People hug and cry outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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On Oct. 2, 2017, Las Vegas police run by a banner on the fence at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival where a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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On Oct. 2, 2017, a banner hangs on the fence in the shadow of the Luxor Hotel & Casino at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after an active shooter was reported in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. (David Becker/Getty Images)
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Mourners light candles during a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting on Oct. 2, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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