As the terror group’s caliphate continue to crumble in the Middle East desperate jihadis have claimed responsibility for attacks they have not carried out.
The ISIS statement read: “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.”
Another statement said: “The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago.”
But despite the claim, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said no motive had been found during their initial investigations or had any connection with a militant group.
The Stephen Paddock’s family said he had no political or religious affiliation.
Brother of suspect in Route 91 shooting massacre at Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock, breaks down on TV
His brother Eric Paddock said from his home in Orlando, Florida
“He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something.”
ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on a casino in the Philippines that killed dozens of people earlier this year.
But police later identified the attacker as a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, saying it was a botched robbery that was not terrorism-related.
The extremist organization has suffered a string of major setbacks in Iraq and Syria, where it has lost much of the territory it once claimed as part of a self-styled Islamic caliphate.
But the group remains active in recruiting followers on social media, and has repeatedly called on its supporters to carry out attacks in Western nations.