At least 50 people were killed and over 400 others were injured Sunday after a lone suspect opened fire at the attendees of a crowded country music festival in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to reports of an active shooter with multiple victims near Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino at Route 91 Harvest, a two stage, three-day country music festival on the Vegas strip.
At about 2:20 a.m. Eastern, police scanner traffic indicated that one suspect armed with “multiple firearms” was “down” in room 135 on the 32nd floor at Mandalay Bay after a police operation. Police later confirmed the suspect was died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and said they don’t believe it was an act of terrorism.
The suspect was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who lived in Mesquite, Nevada.
Police said Paddock took aim at concert-goers from the window of the high-rise hotel room and was located with at least 10 weapons.
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Country music star Jason Aldean was performing at the time of the shooting, and his representatives say the singer is “OK.”
Jake Owen also tweeted he was at the festival but was safe.
Unconfirmed reports of active shooters at other locations across Vegas were also made to police, including a possible shots fired at The Bellagio, Ceasars Palace, New York, New York, Tropicana and the Aria as well as a possible car bomb at The Luxor. Officers investigated the reports and cleared all the areas.
Photos and videos from the concert showed multiple victims, including some on the ground bleeding from injuries.
In the videos below, concert goers can be seen sprinting and ducking for cover as a loud, rapid sounds — presumably gunshots — can be heard.
NOTE: The videos below contain disturbing content and profane language.
One witness told a reporter that he heard “hundreds of shots” fired from “clip after clip” after a loud bang. He claimed there were multiple shooters, but police later said there was one.
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