Three Canadians, including two women from Alberta and a B.C. man are now among the 59 people confirmed killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas that occurred at a country music festival on Sunday after a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd.
Mechanic Jordan McIldoon of Maple Ridge, B.C. would have celebrated his 24th birthday on Friday.
Jessica Klymchuk of Valleyview, Alta., was also killed in Sunday’s attack who was an educational assistant, librarian and bus driver for St. Stephen School in Valleyview, Alta.
Alberta woman, 28-year-old Calla Medig of Jasper was the thrid Canadian who lost her life. The Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31 said in a Facebook post “a young beautiful lady was taken from us.”
At least seven other Canadians were wounded and one other remains missing.
The investigation continues in to the horrific event that saw a gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, firing shots into the crowd with an automatic weapon, causing mass panic as people realised what was going on and started running for their lives.
New information at this time includes that still there is not a solid motive known behind Paddock’s actions but based on what authorities have found, reports say, he may have been planning something even worse.
In his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, police recovered 23 weapons, including a handgun and multiple rifles, much more than initially thought.
Authorities also found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a material used to make explosives, in his car.
At Paddock’s home in Mesquite, Nevada, police found at least 19 firearms, explosives, several thousand rounds of ammunition and some electronic devices.
So far, police believe Paddock acted alone — which could make the motive harder to determine.
This mass shooting is the worst ever to happen in U.S. modern history.
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