The Latest: Weekend gun show at Las Vegas casino is canceled

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The Latest: Weekend gun show at Las Vegas casino is canceled
The Latest: Weekend gun show at Las Vegas casino is canceled

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

A gun show that was scheduled to take place this weekend in a casino off the Las Vegas Strip has been canceled following last Sunday’s mass shooting.

Boyd Gaming Corp. spokesman David Strow said Friday the decision to cancel the gun show at the Eastside Cannery Casino was made mutually with the show’s promoter, Western Trails Show Promotions.

It was scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday and has been held at least five times in the past.

Dozens of people were killed and hundreds were injured Sunday night when Stephen Paddock opened fire from the windows of his 32nd floor hotel room and rained bullets on a country music festival attended by thousands.

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10:20 a.m.

A law enforcement official says Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bought 1,000 rounds of tracer ammunition a month ago from a private seller he met at a Phoenix gun show.

The official says investigators searching the hotel room Paddock used as a sniper’s perch found tracer rounds and a document with the name of the Mesa, Arizona, man who sold him the ammunition.

The official is involved in the shooting investigation and spoke anonymously because the official was not authorized to disclose case information.

Tracer bullets contain a pyrotechnic charge that illuminates the path of fired bullets so shooters can see whether their aim is correct.

The official says Paddock met the man in Phoenix on Sept. 9 and 10 and that the sale took place at the man’s Mesa home.

The tracer ammunition that Paddock bought were .308-caliber and .223-caliber rounds.

The official did not know whether Paddock used tracer rounds during the attack.

The official declined to identify the seller.

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9:30 a.m.

Some New York state lawmakers want to make it illegal in the state to buy, sell or possess devices known as bump stocks that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic the rapid fire of automatic weapons.

Authorities found 12 of the devices fitted to guns in the hotel room of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock.

It is illegal to use bump stocks in New York state but a loophole in the law makes it legal to buy, sell or possess the devices.

Legislation introduced this week would immediately ban bump stock sales and prohibit possession of them over time.

Democratic Assemblywoman Pat Fahy of Albany says it’s illogical to allow the sale and possession of a device that cannot be used legally.

The bill has bipartisan support. Lawmakers will reconvene in Albany in January.

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7:15 a.m.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says authorities will step up security for concerts and sporting events in the city following the shooting in Las Vegas.

Officials have said there is no credible threat to Boston.

But Evans said the FBI told him Wednesday that agents turned up evidence that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock researched sites in and around Fenway Park and the Boston Center for the Arts.

The Red Sox have said they’re working with officials to beef up security.

Evans said security would be boosted for events including a Bruno Mars concert, a City Hall Plaza concert, road races and Red Sox games.

He says police also plan to meet with hotel officials in coming days to discuss ways for them to increase security.

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12:13 a.m.

Australian police are assisting their U.S. counterparts on the investigation into Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend Marilou Danley.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that Philippines-born Danley became an Australian citizen after moving to the Gold Coast in Queensland state and marrying a local man. ABC says she lived there for some 10 years until the late 1980s.

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said Friday that as an Australian citizen, Danley was entitled to consular assistance.

Australian police and government officials have not elaborated on Danley’s time or citizenship in Australia.

Colvin says the Australian authorities are “working very closely with our partners in the U.S.”

Australia’s foreign affairs department said Friday it is aware she is “a person of interest” and described her case as “a matter for U.S. law enforcement.”

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12:01 a.m.

Investigators are probing the Las Vegas gunman’s interest in other music festivals in the months before he killed 58 people and injured nearly 500 at an outdoor country concert.

They say Stephen Paddock rented rooms in high-rises overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August and over the Life is Beautiful festival near the Vegas Strip in September. Boston police say Fenway Park has come up in the investigation, but didn’t elaborate.

On Thursday night, thousands gathered in Las Vegas to honor one of the victims who was killed, Officer Charleston Hartfield.

Hartfield was also a husband and father of two, and an Iraq War veteran.

His friend Sgt. Ryan Fryman told the crowd Hartfield was “the greatest American I have ever known.”

Cece Navarrette places flowers at a cross for her cousin, Bailey Schweitzer, who was among those killed during the mass shooting Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival killing dozens and wounding hundreds. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)
This photo combination shows some of the victims of the mass shooting that occurred at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Top row from left are: Heather Warino Alvarado, Steven Berger, Denise Burditus, Sandy Casey, Andrea Castilla, Denise Cohen, Austin Davis and Tom Day Jr. Second row from left are: Stacee Etcheber, Brian Fraser, Keri Lynn Galvan, Dana Gardner, Angie Gomez, Rocio Guillen, Charleston Hartfield and Nicol Kimura. Third row from left are: Jessica Klymchuk, Rhonda LeRocque, Kelsey Meadows, Calla Medig, Sonny Melton, Adrian Murfitt, Rachael Parker and John Phippen. Bottom row from left are: Melissa Ramirez, Jordyn Rivera, Quinton Robbins, Bailey Schweitzer, Laura Shipp and Brennan Stewart. (AP Photo)
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg updates the media on the status of the work his bureau is handling in the wake of a mass shooting on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo listens to a question during a media briefing at Metro Police headquarters in Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Investigators trying to figure out the Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock’s state of mind have so far been stymied by the secret life he appeared to lead before the attack on a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
A man pauses at a memorial for the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Marilou Danley. Danley, 62, returned to the United States from the Philippines on Tuesday night, Oct. 3, 2017, and was met at Los Angeles International Airport by FBI agents, according to a law enforcement official. Authorities are trying to determine why Stephen Paddock, Danley’s boyfriend, killed dozens of people in Las Vegas Oct. 1, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
Mandalay Bay resort and casino towers over the festival area.
Aaron Rouse, special agent in charge of the Las Vegas Division of the FBI, responds to a question during a media briefing at Metro Police headquarters in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Investigators trying to figure out the Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock’s state of mind have so far been stymied by the secret life he appeared to lead before the attack on a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
Alyssia Washington, 24, of Flint, Mich., gasps aloud as she tries to hold back tears while names of identified victims from the Las Vegas mass shooting are read aloud, while standing in a circle of more than 50 University of Michigan-Flint students and faculty members during a vigil at the McKinnon Plaza on campus Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 in downtown Flint. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
The marquee at the W Hotel shows a sign for the victims of a mass shooting on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Chicago Police Bureau of Organized Crime Chief Anthony Riccio speaks at a news conference accompanied by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Chicago. Riccio says there will be “significantly” more undercover officers working during Sunday’s Chicago Marathon than in years past after a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas earlier this week. He says the department will increase the number of undercover officers working Monday night when the Bears play at Soldier Field and next week when the Cubs return to Wrigley Field for the National League playoffs. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
The Blackstone Hotel sits on Michigan Avenue across the street from Chicago’s Grant Park on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Chicago. Stephen Paddock, opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday, Oct. 1, killing dozens and injuring hundreds in Las Vegas. In August, Paddock, booked a room at the Blackstone Hotel that overlooks the park where the Lollapalooza music festival was held that weekend, a law enforcement official said Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
The Blackstone Hotel, left, sits on Michigan Avenue, across the street from Chicago’s Grant Park on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Chicago. Stephen Paddock, opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday, Oct. 1, killing dozens and injuring hundreds in Las Vegas. In August, Paddock, booked a room at the Blackstone Hotel that overlooks the park where the Lollapalooza music festival was held that weekend, a law enforcement official said Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Sherri Camperchioli, left, and Jordan Cassel help set up some of the crosses that arrived in Las Vegas today to honor the victims of the mass shooting on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Cece Navarrette places flowers at a cross for her cousin, Bailey Schweitzer, who was among those killed during the mass shooting Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Crosses sit in honor of those killed during the mass shooting Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A woman passes crosses for victims of the mass shooting Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Cece Navarrette sits near a cross for her cousin, Bailey Schweitzer, who was among those killed during the mass shooting Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman, Stephen Paddock, opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Shelley Boyle, left, and Cece Navarrette sit among crosses for those killed during the mass shooting Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. A cousin of Navarrette is among those killed. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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