Monday, October 2, 2017

2 Dead, 24 Injured In Las Vegas As Gunman Opens Fire On Music Festival Revellers

At least two people are dead and dozens of others are injured after a gunman opened fire on music festival revellers on the Las Vegas Strip.

Crowds were enjoying the Route 91 Harvest country music festival when the shooter reportedly started spraying bullets from a hotel balcony.

As people fled for their lives, patrol vehicles descended on the popular US Strip after officials received reports of an "active" gunman at the scene.

Some officers took cover behind their vehicles while others carrying assault rifles ran into the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department later confirmed on Twitter that one suspect was "down", but warned people to stay away from the area.

The force wrote: ""Confirming that one suspect is down. This is an active investigation. Again, please do not head down to the Strip at this time."

A Las Vegas hospital spokeswoman said two people were killed and at least 24 others are injured following the mass shooting.

Fourteen people are said to be in a critical condition. One report said up to 70 people have been taken to local hospitals after the incident.
Pictures of the scene show victims lying on the ground, covered in blood.

The shooting took place at the end of a performance by Jason Aldean in the Nevada city.

Jon Bessette who was at the festival told NBC: "The band ran off stage and it was pandemonium. Everyone was running, people were getting trampled."

Pictures of the scene show victims lying on the ground, covered in blood.

The shooting took place at the end of a performance by Jason Aldean in the Nevada city.

Jon Bessette who was at the festival told NBC: "The band ran off stage and it was pandemonium. Everyone was running, people were getting trampled."

Some reports suggested some 20 bodies were found inside one location of the shooting scene.

One Twitter user posted that the hotel was on lockdown, while another, citing police scanners, posted there were two shooters on the 32nd floor of the hotel who had shot at a bodyguard and police





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