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More than 50 people have been killed and at least 200 injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert, the BBC reported.

A gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel toward an open-air music festival being held close by.

Police said a suspect identified as a local resident, who was not named, had been shot and killed by officers.

They said they were looking for a companion travelling with the suspect as a "person of interest".

Hundreds of people fled the scene and the sound of what appeared to be prolonged automatic gunfire could be heard on videos posted on social media.

There had been reports of other incidents at different locations along the Las Vegas strip, but police say they believe the dead suspect acted alone.

A hospital spokeswoman said 14 of the wounded were in a critical condition.

Witnesses reported that hundreds of shots were fired.

Many hotels on the Las Vegas strip close to the scene remain on lockdown.

Parts of Las Vegas Boulevard were shut as armed police arrived at the scene of the attack.

People have been sheltering in hotels, restaurants and at Las Vegas McCarran airport.

Some flights were diverted after news of the incident emerged.

The country music festival had been taking place since Friday at several hotels on the Las Vegas strip. (BBC)

 

 

A couple, wearing country music hats, cower together at the scene of a shooting at musical festivalPolice are seen crouching in front of vehicle outside hotel

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  • max Monday, 02 October 2017 01:16 PM

    Hope, the city authorities and the US govt will uphold the human rights of the gunmen as they preach to countries like us when we deal with terrorists!

    Rocket mar Monday, 02 October 2017 06:47 PM

    Mr.max this is north Korea's counter intelligence. Trum should teach the rocket man NOW.

    Sheri Tuesday, 03 October 2017 02:58 PM

    Well said, Max.

    Fu Monday, 02 October 2017 04:35 PM

    Well.. hope they call it a terrorist attack....

    Liberal One Monday, 02 October 2017 04:38 PM

    Where is our field marshal? USA has violated the rights of the gunmen. Will you go and testify?

    Kadiya Tuesday, 03 October 2017 06:55 AM

    What a stupid remark, Liberal. You've let your mind run amok!

    suda Monday, 02 October 2017 04:47 PM

    Rohigyas also will do the same thing to us

    how much u know Monday, 02 October 2017 06:42 PM

    Monday don't insult Srilanka by your remark.

    Jaya Monday, 02 October 2017 06:44 PM

    That's why you want to bring them here.

    Kadiya Tuesday, 03 October 2017 06:58 AM

    It is plainly not the work of an alien who the US is so generous in granting visas, It's the work of a sick American citizen!

    Lankan Tuesday, 03 October 2017 07:27 AM

    Age of Vice. World is populating by number of psychos.These all happening already:-Avarice and wrath will be common. Humans will openly display animosity towards each other. Ignorance of dharma will occur.-People will have thoughts of murder with no justification and will see nothing wrong in that.-Lust will be viewed as socially acceptable and sexual intercourse will be seen as the central requirement of life.-Sin will increase exponentially, while virtue will fade and cease to flourish.-People will take vows and break them soon after.-People will become addicted to intoxicating drinks and drugs.

    Sarath Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:01 AM

    You are missing the point,these killings for apparent reasons happen only in White countries.

    Jude Tuesday, 03 October 2017 07:38 AM

    Well, no disrespect to the Dead and the wounded!!!, What "GOES AROUND COMES AROUND"!!?? Americans breed terrorist, then breast feed and spoon feed Terrorist would over!!?? Now, Americans faced with lone wolfs (lone gunmen) attacking concert goers and mass shooting!! For maximum casualties!!?? Wow!! Who knew this was coming!!?? The biggest problem is unable to predict or track lone wolfs!!??


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