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Monday, October 2, 2017

More Than 20 Dead, 100 Injured in Mandalay Bay Shooting, Las Vegas Police Say

More than 20 people were killed and at least 100 injured when a man fired round after round of bullets from a high-rise room at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Casino down to a crowded country music concert, the Route 91 Harvest festival. Police confronted and killed the shooter on the 32nd floor of the hotel, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said early Monday.

“We believe it’s a sole actor, a lone-wolf-type actor,” Lombardo told reporters at a 1:30 a.m. news conference.

The shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday during a Jason Aldean performance at the three-day festival, held in a lot across Las Vegas Boulevard from the hotel. Fans dove to the ground and took cover, trying to protect themselves as bullets flew through the air from the higher vantage point.

Lombardo said that while he believed there was only one shooter — whose name was not released — police were looking for a “companion” of the suspect. She was identified as Marilou Danley, a 4’11, 111-pound Asian female. Officers were also seeking two vehicles, a Hyundai Tucson with Nevada license plate 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring with Nevada plate 19D401.

One person tweeted images of hundreds of concert goers lying down on the ground to avoid gunshots.(Warning: This and all future videos are disturbing.)

Another video recorded the sound of many rounds being fired.

The situation diverted flights to the city’s McCarron Airport, airport officials tweeted.

Bizarrely, a shooting also occurred at an Aldean concert in Raleigh, N.C. in 2012. That shooting involved an argument in a parking lot, and was nowhere near as massive as Sunday night’s appeared to be.

Source: the wrap feed

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