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02nd Oct 2017

50 dead and over 200 injured as a result of shooting on the Las Vegas strip

Musicians performing at a festival in the area reported hearing gunshots.

Conor Heneghan

Las Vegas

Updated: 11:40

Local police are reporting that 50 people have been killed and over 200 wounded as a result of a shooting at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Police in Las Vegas said that one suspect is down and that they do not believe there are any more shooters following an incident near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

The shooter has been named as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year old local man, who has been shot dead. Police were also on the lookout for a woman named Marilou Danley in connection with the incident and reported that they were confident she had been found.

50 people have been reported dead and over 200 injured after a shooter opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, where fans were seen to panic at the sound of gunshots.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo of the Las Vegas Police department said the shooter was located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

A number of artists performing at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in the vicinity of the casino reported hearing gunshots on Sunday night.

Part of Las Vegas Boulevard were closed and the public were urged people to avoid the south end of the Las Vegas strip.

All flights in and out of the nearby McCarran Airport had been temporarily halted, but limited service has since resumed.

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