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Las Vegas shooting leaves more than 50 dead, over 100 injured - UPDATED

50 people are dead and more than 200 injured after a mass shooting in Las Vegas

 

Fifty people have died and more than 200 are injured after a gunman opened fire at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday night in the deadliest mass shooting in US history, APA reported citing Business Insider.

 

The shooter, named by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the hotel on a crowd of several thousand people attending a country music festival below. He appears to have had an automatic weapon.

 

Soon after the shooting, which took place around 10 p.m. local time (PDT), police stormed the building and killed the gunman, who they believe was the only attacker.

 

In a press conference after the shooting, Joseph Lombardo, sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said the death toll is "in excess of 50," revised up from a previous figure of 20. More than 200 people are injured, he said.

 

He said officers have arrested a woman described as his roomate, Marilou Danley, and also located two vehicles registered in Paddock's name.

 

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12:32

 

At least 20 people were killed and 100 injured in a horrific shooting near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said, APA reported citing ABC News.

 

The "nonstop gunfire," according to one witness, sent bystanders outside the resort on the Vegas strip ducking for cover and fleeing for their lives. Tourists hid in their hotel rooms and flights headed into the McCarran International Airport airport were held elsewhere.

 

Bystanders sprang into action, caring for the wounded and at least one described someone dying in their arms.

 

In the wake of the shooting, the Las Vegas Police Department said that "one suspect is down" and they did not believe there were any more shooters.

 

 

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12:32

 

 

At least two people were killed and 24 injured in a mass shooting at a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, APA reported citing ABC News.

 

One suspect was also down, police confirmed in a media briefing held shortly after midnight. They said they do not believe there are any additional shooters at-large.

 

One Las Vegas hospital reported two victims had died and 24 were injured, including 12 in critical condition.

 

The Route 91 country music festival was taking place at the Mandalay. Hundreds of people were seen fleeing the area.

 

The shooting took place at the end of a performance by Jason Aldean. The singer was not injured in the shooting.

 

Witnesses reported hearing possibly hundreds of shots fired in multiple rapid-succession bursts, believed to be from an automatic weapon. Multiple ambulances were flooding the area to help victims.

 

There were multiple reports of other active shooters at other hotels on the Strip, but those were not confirmed by authorities and it was not immediately clear if the reports were a result of the mass chaos and confusion in the area.

 

 

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11:12

 

At least two people were killed and 24 were hospitalised after a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, a local hospital spokeswoman said, and police said one suspect was down, APA reported citing Reuters.

 

The spokeswoman for the University Medical Center hospital said 14 of the wounded were in a critical condition. All had suffered gunshot wounds, she said.

 

 

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