The Latest: Suspect’s dad faced Oregon racketeering charge

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Update as of 12:45 p.m. (all times local):

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The father of suspected Las Vegas gunman Stephen Craig Paddock operated an Oregon bingo parlor after escaping from a Texas prison in the late 1960s.              

Benjamin Hoskins Paddock was put on the FBI most wanted list after the escape.              

An Oregon Supreme Court opinion from 1981 says FBI agents him on Sept. 6, 1978, at the Bingo Center in the small city of Springfield. He went by different names and was identified by the court as Patrick Benjamin Paddock.            

Despite the escape, Paddock was paroled the following year and returned to Oregon. He continued the bingo operation until authorities shut it down in 1987 and charged him with racketeering.          

Don Bishoff, a columnist for The Register-Guard of Eugene, wrote in 1998 that Paddock pleaded no contest to the charges, but he received no jail time. He wrote that Paddock spent the last decade of his life in Texas.             

The columnist described Paddock as one of the Eugene-Springfield area’s “most colorful rogues.” Paddock was also known as Bruce Ericksen.          

Police say his oldest son killed at least 58 people in Las Vegas in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More than 500 were wounded.

12:40 p.m.              

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas hockey team says its assistant coach was shot in the chest when a gunman opened fire on an outdoor country music show, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more.              

The Rebels men’s ice hockey team said in a statement Monday that Nick Robone had surgery to remove a bullet from his chest.             

General Manager Zee Khan says Robone is breathing with help from a ventilator and is in stable condition.                

The team says the bullet missed Robone’s lung, and he is expected to fully recover. The team says he will be hospitalized “for the near future.”              

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has said the hundreds of people who were wounded were taken to five southern Nevada hospitals.

12:30 p.m.             

A bell tolled three times as a solemn President Donald Trump paused on the White House South Lawn for a moment of silence to honor the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.                

Flanked by first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, Trump walked out onto the lawn for the memorial moment Monday afternoon.                

The White House’s flag was at half-staff.              

They were honoring the 58 people killed Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a concert crowd in Las Vegas.                 

Police say Stephen Craig Paddock was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel tower Sunday night when he fired into the Route 91 Harvest festival. More than 500 people were wounded.

12:25 p.m.

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has raised her fist at the U.S. Capitol and said “the nation is counting on you” after the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Giffords, who was grievously wounded in 2011, and her husband, Mark Kelly, were at the Capitol on Monday.

They say Congress must pass legislation to keep deadly weapons out of the wrong hands.              

Kelly and Giffords had planned to campaign for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, but instead they went to the Capitol to comment on the shooting.                 

Citing President Donald Trump, Kelly said “Americans need more than our president’s prayers. We need his plans.”          

Kelly is calling for a commission to work on solutions to gun violence. He says it’s the only acceptable moral course for the country.               

12:15 p.m.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says the hundreds of people wounded in the Las Vegas mass shooting were taken to five southern Nevada hospitals.            

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center says in a statement it received 14 patients who died and more than 160 who were injured.               

The statement on Monday said the Las Vegas hospital’s doctors performed about 30 surgeries and that police were still trying to notify relatives of the victims.              

Hospital CEO Todd Sklamberg said most of the hospital’s trauma team and staff worked through the night after the shooting that killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500.     

Police have warned that identifying bodies from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will be a “long, laborious process.”

A Nevada sheriff says the death toll has climbed to 50 in the attack on a Las Vegas concert Sunday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says more than 200 people were wounded at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Strip.

Authorities have identified the suspected gunman as Las Vegas resident Stephen Paddock.

Lombardo says officers confronted Paddock on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street from the concert. Paddock is dead.

Authorities say they have located 62-year-old Marilou Danley, who was wanted as a person of interest in this incident.

The dead gunman is also believed to have checked in as a hotel guest.

A Nevada sheriff says one on-duty officer is in critical condition and another was wounded in the Las Vegas concert shooting that left more than 20 people dead.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says two off-duty officers have died.

Several officers from California were attending the outdoor Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Sunday when a gunman opened fire. A Bakersfield Police officer was shot and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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