Monday 2 October 2017

Las Vegas shooting: 20 Dead And More Than 100 Injured After Gunman Targets Crowd At Both The Route 91 Harvest Festival And The Mandalay Bay Hotel

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At least 20 people have been killed, including at least two police officers, and more than 100 injured after at least one gunman unloaded hundreds of rounds of ammo on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday night. There were 30,000 people in attendance at the event. The Strip has been completely shut down after the sniper opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, located across a junction from the event. Police confirmed that one suspect had been killed, and said at 12:38am that they believed there were no more shooters. It's not clear how many shooters there had been. 

Those listening to police scanners reported that the shooter was killed after cops breached a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. SWAT teams were seen heading towards the resort in armored vehicles earlier. But unconfirmed reports of gunfire at other locations has some concerned about the possibility of multiple shooters, and police have been spotted en route to the Bellagio hotel, according to CNN.
People flee at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival as a gunman opens fire from the Mandelay Bay Resort across the road. Police said they thought there were no more shooters as of 3:36am; it's not clear how many had been active
Speaking at a press conference early Monday morning, police said that they did not believe there were any more active shooters, and that claims of other explosive devices and suspicious cars were just rumors.
The shooter was not identified, except as a local man.  
Police are now seeking a woman named Marilou Danley whom they believe to have information they need. She is described as an Asian woman, around 111lbs.
They are also trying to locate two vehicles that they say belonged to the shooter: a Hyundai Tucson, license plate 114 B40, and a Chrysler Pacfica, license plate 19D 401.
They advised everyone in the area to continue sheltering in place until their safety can be guaranteed. 
Two police officers who engaged the shooter have been hospitalized - one in critical condition, one less severely wounded. They have not been identified.
At least two other police officers are believed to have died in the crowds, having attended the music festival while off duty.  They have also not been identified, but were said to be roommates.People assist a wounded woman at the Tropicana hotel, which is located close to where the Route 91 festival was being held

Police on guard on the streets outside the Mandalay Bay. The shooter was killed inside the hotel

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