Stop Fake News: The Top Las Vegas Shooting Hoaxes Being Spread On Social Media

The Las Vegas shooting is sadly history continuing to repeat itself. At least 50 people were killed and over 500 others sustained injuries after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concert-attendees during a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Gunfire erupted a little after 10 p.m. Sunday during the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival, which was being held near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Authorities said the suspect — who was later identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada — was found dead in a hotel room and is they don’t believe he had any accomplices. While the investigation is still going on, fake news rapidly began to spread online in wake of the tragedy. Here are some of the biggest hoaxes that are circulating on social media…