Mass Casualty Shooting on Las Vegas Strip, 50+ Killed and 200+ Injured
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Original Post - This is a developing situation. Will update as more news is available.
The Daily Mail reports:
At least one active shooter has been reported on the Las Vegas Strip after an unknown gunman reportedly opened fire on crowds from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel.
Victims were also reported at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, which was occurring just over the road from Mandalay Bay.
It is currently unclear whether the violence has been caused by multiple shooters, or a single gunman.
Dozens were seen on aerial footage fleeing the Mandalay Bay, which was reportedly on lockdown. SWAT teams in armored cars were seen driving up to the hotel.
The LVMPD tweeted: 'Please avoid heading to the south end of the Strip. Las Vegas Blvd is shut down at Tropicana, southbound past Russell Rd at this time.'
One suspect has been found dead on the 32nd floor, a police source told CNN; another said that there were multiple active shooters - but neither has yet been confirmed.
2:55 a.m. - Early reports of two dead. Airport has been shut down.
3:10 a.m. - Vegas police confirm one shooter is down
3:15 a.m. - Las Vegas police giving a press conference now
3:25 a.m. -
3:30 a.m. - The Las Vegas police chief will be giving a press conference in 15 minutes
3:40 a.m. - Some media reports that police believe there was only one shooter. Press conference is a few minutes.
3:55 a.m. - Flights have resumed at McCarran Airport, but Vegas Strip is still closed. Press conference due any minute.
4:00 a.m. - Reporter with the Las Vegas Review Journal has police source saying 20+ dead
4:10 a.m. - Still waiting for the police press conference
4:20 a.m. -
4:30 a.m. - Las Vegas sheriff is now giving a press conference. Says 20+ dead, 100+ injured. Lone shooter dead. Looking for one person of interest.
6:37 a.m. (Final Update) - LVMPD sheriff says 50+ killed, 200+ injured. Also released the identity of the shooter.