At this time there is in excess of 50 deceased and over 200 injured individuals.
More than 50 people died and over 100 sustained injuries in a mass shooting attack on an open-air concert near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday night. One gunman was killed by police.
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said officers confronted the suspect, believed to be a local resident, on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, just across the street from the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.
Several officers from the Bakersfield Police Department were attending the music concert when the assailant opened fire. One was shot and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen told the Los Angeles Times that the hospital is still evaluating the condition of “many patients” with gunshot injuries.
There were reportedly so many gunshot victims that local residents took injured people to the emergency room in their cars.
Lombardo said this appears to be a ‘lone wolf’ attack, with the suspect believed not to be connected to any militant organization.
The shooter appeared to be using an automatic weapon, according to witness reports.
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“There was blood everywhere,” one witness said.
“People were hit within 20 feet of us,” witness Rick Messick, who said he was in the front row of the concert, told CBS2.
“There were several people laying in the parking lot … they were trying to stop the bleeding,” he added.
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Jose Baggett, 31, a Las Vegas resident, said he and a friend were in the lobby of the Luxor hotel-casino, north of the festival venue, when people started crying and running in all directions.
As Baggett and his friend walked away, they saw police checkpoints with officers carrying shotguns and assault rifles.
“There were armored personnel vehicles, SWAT vehicles, ambulances, and at least a half-mile of police cars,” Baggett told AP.
Footage emerged on social media apparently showing people fleeing the concert venue.
Shooting in Las Vegas. People fleeing (video from the Mandalay Bay hotel) pic.twitter.com/hs98J5uK6T
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