ISIS: Las Vegas Shooter Converted to Islam Just Months Ago, Claims Responsibility
Islamic State (ISIS) have claimed responsibility for the worst terror attack on American soil in recent history. The shooting, which took place at a music festival, killed over 50 people and injured over 400.
Stephen Paddock converted to Islam just months before committing this act of evil, according to IS.
Amaq, IS-affiliated website claimed: “The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition. […] The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago.”, according to Reuters.
However, two high-ranking US police officers have thrown doubt upon the IS claims, saying that there is no evidence to suggest that the killer was indeed associated with the Islamic terrorist group.
Las Vegas has the most relaxed laws in relation to gun control of all US states, which some have claimed is a contributing factor in how the attack was able to take place.