At least 50 people are dead and many people have been injured during a mass shooting in Las Vegas. The police have stated one shooter has been ‘taken down. It is believed that the shooter is Stephen Paddock, 64, White Male. Here is a selection of the tweets and footage shared on social media regarding this tragic attack.

Sheriff Lombardo said:

“We are looking at in excess of 50 individuals dead and over 200 individuals injured … Obviously this is a tragic incident and one that we have never experienced in this valley. My condolences go out to the loved ones.”

BBC Reported:

A gunman opened fire at an open-air country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the city’s strip.

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..

Live updates on Las Vegas mass shooting

Daily Mail reported

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

 

The police have stated that they have taken down one shooter and confirmed his identity as Stephen Paddock

 

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Stephen Paddock- suspected gunman

Stephen Paddock is described as a 64-year-old, white man from Mesquite, Nevada, has been identified as the suspected gunman in the Las Vegas shooting. He had no known connection to terrorism, according to NBC News. Investigators said they located a woman who had been traveling with Paddock, Marilou Danley, and wanted to question her. NBC News said that police described Danley as his companion and she was living with him. The police are also searching Paddock’s house.

Despite reports of multiple shooters, the police have said they do not believe that anyone else is currently involved.






Social media has lots of videos from people in the area and comments from people affected:





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