The Latest on the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting

Two people were killed and six others were injured when a gunman opened fire on a concert packed with thousands of people in Las Vegas, the FBI said.

The FBI said the shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The shooter is in custody and authorities are searching for a motive.

“It is with deep sadness that we report the tragic loss of one of our country’s heroes,” FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Paul Vance said in a statement.

“We are thankful that everyone is safe.”

The shooter opened fire at a country music concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino, where about 2,500 people were attending the country music festival, the statement said.

Authorities initially said there were more than 200 people killed, but a CNN tally showed that was likely far too many.

The shooting was reported at around 11:30 p.m. local time and began in the 32d floor of a high-rise hotel room.

A person who survived the shooting had to be taken to a hospital in critical condition, the Associated Press reported.

The gunman was armed with a rifle and two handguns, according to the FBI.

Authorities said the suspect fired from a room where he was hiding.

He reportedly told police he acted alone and that he did not know the victims.

The shooter was believed to have killed himself and others after he opened fire.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the investigation is continuing.

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