How to check on loved ones after deadly Las Vegas shooting 

Posted: 2:43 pm Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

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With more than 50 dead and more than 200 hurt in a deadly shooting in Las Vegas, many families are awaiting word on their loved ones who were attending the Route 91 Harvest concert on the Strip.

Police identified Stephen Paddock, 64, as the man who opened fire on concertgoers Sunday. They are currently searching his home and the room at the Mandalay Bay hotel where he was holded up during the shooting, CBS News reported. Paddock is local to the Las Vegas area, living in Mesquite, Nevada.

Facebook is now being used as a point of contact for people in the area to check in, to tell their families that they are OK.

A Facebook Safety Check was launched after the shooting.

Police also are telling people to call 1-866-535-5654 to check on their family members who were in Las Vegas during Sunday night’s shooting.