After the tragic events at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas where a madman killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds of others, a recent report claims that ISIS has taken responsibility for the massacre. The Islamic State said the shooter converted to Islam several months ago
SITE Intel Group said the terror organization claimed responsibility through its Amaq news agency, although ISIS has yet to offer proof of its claim.
“#BREAKING: #ISIS claimed #LasVegas attack, reporting through ‘Amaq that executor is one of its “soldiers” & he converted to Islam months ago,” SITE Intel Group tweeted Monday morning.
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) October 2, 2017
The shooter, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fired down on the crowd of concert-goers at the Route 91 music festival from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Police said he committed suicide before law enforcement broke into his hotel room.
At least 50 people were killed and more than 400 injured.
SITE noted earlier on Monday that ISIS featured the Las Vegas Strip in a May video, and that an al Qaeda affiliate in 2014 suggested Las Vegas as a target.