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Teacher's tweet, deadliest shooting in US history

Teacher wishes Trump supporters died in Las Vegas shooting

An anti-Trump leftist activist with "The Resistance" said in reaction to news of a mass shooting in Las Vegas that she hoped only "white Trump supporters" died.

Published: October 2, 2017, 6:37 pm

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    According to The Columbia Bugle, Twitter user TheResistANNce, who goes by “Ann #TheResistance” wrote Monday: “Lots of white Trump supporters in Las Vegas at route 21 watching Jason aldean. Pray only Trumptards died! #prayforvegas.”

    A gunman at a Las Vegas hotel killed at least 50 people in a huge outdoor concert arena on Sunday night, sending thousands of people fleeing. Hundreds of others were wounded, officials said, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history.

    “We believe the individual killed himself,” said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on CNN.

    Online video of the attack outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino showed panic at the sound of automatic gunfire. The music stopped, and concertgoers fled for their lives.

    It appears that she has since deleted her account. The woman is a teacher.

    According to NBC News, the Las Vegas shooter has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a local with a criminal past and known to law enforcement.

    Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Paddock shot at his victims from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino.

    Lombardo added that the shooter was no longer alive. “We are comfortable that the primary aggressor in this event has expired or passed away and is no longer a threat.”

    Law enforcement sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that a person of interest Marilou Danley was Paddock’s wife. The Australian reported that Danley was an Australian and possibly of Indonesian descent.

    Dozens of witnesses captured video of the shooting.

    Las Vegas authorities were already on high alert before the shooting attack against mostly white conservative concertgoers on Sunday night at the Route 91 Festival, after the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) released a propaganda video earlier this year showing footage of the site.

    The video released in May showed footage of the Las Vegas strip from 2015, calling on its supporters to conduct attacks. The footage also included New York City and Washington, DC.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack on Sunday, but the footage prompted authorities to consider that there was a credible threat to the gambling city.

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