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Las Vegas strip shooting: More than 20 dead, 100 injured after gunman opens fire near Mandalay Bay casino
Oct 2, 2017, More than 20 people were killed and 100 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said.
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The "nonstop gunfire," according to one witness, sent bystanders outside the resort on the Vegas strip ducking for cover and fleeing for their lives. Tourists hid in their hotel rooms and flights headed into the McCarran International Airport were held elsewhere. Bystanders sprang into action, caring for the wounded and at least one described someone dying in their arms. Videos filmed by onlookers gave a window into the chaos that ensued, with some thinking that fireworks were going off. The final night of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was taking place across the street from Mandalay Bay when the shooting took place and concertgoers were caught off-guard.


People run for cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard, Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas

In the wake of the shooting, the Las Vegas Police Department said the suspected gunman, was believed to be a local, was on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel. Police responded to the scene, engaged him and he is now dead. Officials said they did not believe there were any more shooters. Authorities were looking for a companion of the shooter, Marilou Danley, as well as two vehicles, a Hyundai Tucson and Chrysler Pacifica, both with Nevada plates. At least two police officers were hospitalized. "We were just at the concert there, and Jason Aldean was playing," one of the concertgoers, named Mike Cronk, 48, a retired teacher, told ABC News. "Kinda sounded like some fireworks going off. I think there was the first kinda volley, and then all of the sudden second volley. My buddy's like 'I just got hit, ya know.' He got hit three times. Then people started diving for the ground. And it just continued." "It was pretty much chaotic," Cronk continued. "Lots of people got hit. ...It took a while to get him out. We had to get him over the fence and hiding under the stage for a while, ya know, to be safe. And finally we had to move him because he had three chest wounds."


A man in a wheelchair is taken away from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard, Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Cronk said his group were finally able to track down an ambulance "and basically the one guy ended up dying in my arms because he was bleeding," he said. "And my buddy got in there. We got three more people in the ambulance. ... But I just got a message from my buddy -- and he's going to be okay." As bursts of gunfire crackled in the air, people outside of the casino ducked and screamed, according to video filmed by witnesses. "We're going to get trampled if we don't go," a bystander could be heard saying in a dramatic video of the incident. Confusion appeared to abound as those outside fled the scene with another person saying, "it's fireworks."


People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard, Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Michelle Leonard, who was located in a booth near the main entrance of the arena, said the shooting just “kept going nonstop.” Leonard said “mass confusion” unfolded as people tried to flee the scene. She said the shooting seemed like it went on for more than a minute. “I had no idea of where it was coming from or where to run to," Leonard said. She said she injured her leg as she tried to escape. Another witness, Jake Freeman, said he was standing on the rooftop of a nearby hotel when the shooting broke out. “I had a bird’s-eye view” of the shooting, Freeman said in a phone interview with ABC News. He said he saw "crowds of people running” as people “dropped to the ground.” “At the moment we didn’t realize that they were being shot,” he said.

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Gunman Opens Fire on Las Vegas Concert Goers Killing At Least 50
Monday 2nd October, 2017 - Police in Las Vegas, Nevada say a man attacked a country music concert late Sunday, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 200 others.
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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters the attacker was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino, located across the street from the outdoor venue where videos showed concertgoers ducking for cover, screaming and running as the repeated shots rang out. Lombardo said SWAT officers 'engaged' the shooter, that he was dead, and that authorities found 'numerous firearms' in the hotel room. He identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, and said that an investigation into Paddock's background was not finished, but that police believe he was the sole attacker and they would be searching his home. 'We don't know what his belief system was at this time,' the sheriff said.

Police stand at the scene of a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Authorities had also searched for a woman described as Paddock's roommate in order to get more information, and Lombardo said he believed she had been located. Several off-duty police officers who were at the concert were among those killed. As the situation unfolded, people sought safety in the many hotels that line the popular tourist district. The Las Vegas international airport is also in the area, and flights there were temporarily halted because of the shooting.


Country star Jason Aldean was on stage playing at the time of the shooting. Hours later he described it as 'horrific.' 'I still don't know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that me and my crew are safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night,' he said on Instagram.

Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. Other artists who were part of Sunday's main stage lineup at the Route 91 Harvest festival reacted on Twitter. U.S. Senator Dean Heller, who represents Nevada, called the shooting a 'senseless, horrifying act of violence,' while Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval described it as 'tragic and heinous.' British Prime Minister Theresa May also expressed support, saying Britain's thoughts were with the victims and emergency personnel.

Gunman Opens Fire on Las Vegas Concert Goers Killing At Least 50
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Carnage at Outdoor Concert in Las Vegas: 50-Plus Shot Dead, 200 Injured
October 2, 2017 - Country singer Jason Aldean was playing at an outdoor concert at Manadalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip at 10:08 local time Sunday night when a man described by police as "a local resident" began firing down on the crowd from the hotel's 32nd floor.
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"Officers responded to that location and engaged the suspect at that location. He is dead," Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told a news conference around 4:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. "Right now we believe it's a sole actor, a lone-wolf type actor," he said. At a later news conference, Lombardo identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock who was armed with multiple weapons. As for the concert-goers, Lombardo said "in excess of 50" people are dead, and more than 200 are injured, some seriously. Among the dead is an off-duty police officer who was at the concert. A second off-duty officer is in critical condition.


Cell phone video shows concert-goers running, falling, and trying to get out of the line of fire at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas late Sunday night.

Police said they have located the gunman's companion, a woman identified as Paddock's roommate. Lombardo named her as Marilou Danley, an Asian female. Lombardo said the Red Cross is assisting family members anxious to contact concert-goers who may have been shot or otherwise unable to communicate with their relatives. They're also asking the more than 20,000 concert-goers for cell phone video that might help with their investigation.

In a message posted on Instagram, Aldean said: "Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate." Witnesses reported concert-goers fled for their lives as they realized that the popping noise they heard was not fireworks, but gunfire -- apparently automatic gunfire, some witnesses said. As of 5 a.m. EDT, an undetermined number of bodies remained at the concert venue; all of the injured have been taken to hospitals.

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Shocking news.

I wonder what the motives of the shooter was.

I also wonder if the shooter was a hate Trump left winger..

The hate on the left can and will do these sorts of things. Hate is all they have these days.

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Are you an idiot? It was probably Soros huh? Friggin moron
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Shocking news.

I wonder what the motives of the shooter was.

I also wonder if the shooter was a hate Trump left winger..

The hate on the left can and will do these sorts of things. Hate is all they have these days.

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Las Vegas shooting: 'YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE' ? SHOCK WARNING | World | News | Express.co.uk Woman issued warning 45 minutes before shooting, if this is true
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Not the time or the place for it MIKEYY.

But then, in your case, the word idiot may apply.
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Shocking news.

I wonder what the motives of the shooter was.

I also wonder if the shooter was a hate Trump left winger..

The hate on the left can and will do these sorts of things. Hate is all they have these days.

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It is probably a little early to look for a political motive. We have nothing on which to base it. Nothing, that is, except our biases. Which don't belong here. Let the media do that.

How about we hold off on the speculations until we get some honest info?
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1 cop dead 1 critical
I'm speechless at the human suffering,
UMC Trauma took in over 100.
12 more in critical condition.
Pray for Las Vegas
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I know why Kirk said that, because it was a country music festival.
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Not the time or the place for it MIKEYY.

But then, in your case, the word idiot may apply.
You idiot, I didn't start it. Read Kirks post. You go after the media. Kirk goes after the left, Cindy thinks Kirk may be right because it's country music. This is how the right thinks these days. Everyone fits into these boxes the right has created.
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