Saturday 21 October 2017

Police 'confident' woman of interest has been found following deadly shooting on Las Vegas strip

Marilou Danley was being sought by police after a gunman opened fire on the Las Vegas strip
Marilou Danley was being sought by police after a gunman opened fire on the Las Vegas strip
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Police investigating a mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip believe they have located a woman earlier described as an "associate" of the shooter.

During a concert on the last night of a country music festival Stephen Paddock opened fire killing more than 58 people and wounding more than 500 others before he was killed by police.

Authorities seeking a woman they named as Marilou Danley, have said the believe she has been located.

No details have been given as to her relationship with the shooter, with police describing her as an "associate".

She is described as an “Asian female” believed to be around 4 foot 11 inches tall and approximately 111lbs.

Police believe the local Las Vegas man who acted alone and was not believed to be connected to any militant group.

People hug and cry outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
People hug and cry outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People tend to the wounded outside the festival ground after an apparent shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
A pair of cowboy boots is shown in the street outside the concert venue after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas StripY
Police vehicles block a street corner after a deadly shooting at a music festival (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill)
A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip
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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01 People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
People react at gunshots heard at music festival in Las Vegas, U.S., October 1, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. @RTBLECKvia REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
Police officers advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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