UPDATE: There are now at least 50 dead following the shooting and more than 200 injured.
Breaking news out of Las Vegas – there has been a mass shooting near the Mandalay Bay Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The death toll, now in excess of 50, makes it the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sherif Joseph Lombardo named the suspect as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. Described as a “local resident,” the suspected shooter has been killed. Lombardo said police have tracked down Paddock’s female companion, Marilou Danley.
The shooter fired from the 32nd floor of the hotel, aiming at the large crowd gathered for a music festival.
This via CNN:
One witness, speaking to CNN affiliate KLAS, said she helped drive an injured man to hospital in her car.
“(Someone) said hit the floor, so everyone was literally laying on each other, trying to get out of the way and the shots just kept coming,” she said.
Here’s the moment the shots started ringing out:
— VOP World News (@VOP_World) October 2, 2017
And another angle:
Video courtesy of Drew Akioshi. He was attending the concert at mandalay bay when shooting started. pic.twitter.com/mbyh9Y387q
— David Sakach (@davidsakach) October 2, 2017
Here’s the panic that comes with being in close proximity to the gunfire:
Ground video of the Las Vegas shooting pic.twitter.com/RZPlgpDU0D
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) October 2, 2017
We will keep you updated as this one unfolds.
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