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At least 50 killed, 200 injured in Las Vegas shooting

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 2, 2017-A gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, BBC reported.

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Police said a suspect identified as a local resident was shot and killed by officers.

They said they were looking for a companion travelling with the suspect as a "person of interest".

Sheriff Joe Lombardo said police believed the shooting was a "lone wolf" style attack, but confirmed they were trying to locate an Asian female named as Marilou Danely.

Sheriff Lombardo said he was unable to accurately say the number of dead and injured, but confirmed two off-duty officers were among those killed.

A local hospital spokesperson said earlier that at least 14 of the injured were in a critical condition.

There had been reports of other incidents at different locations along the Las Vegas strip, but police said those reports were false.

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At least 20 killed, 100 injured in Las Vegas shooting

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At least 20 people died and 100 others were injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, BBC reported.

The gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel toward an open-air music festival being held close by.

Police said a suspect identified as a local resident, who was not named, had been shot and killed by officers.

They said they were looking for a companion travelling with the suspect as a "person of interest". ..........................................................................................................................................

At least 2 killed, 24 injured in Las Vegas shooting

At least two persons died and 24 others were injured in a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, 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.

Police said a suspect "was down" and they did not believe there were any more attackers.

There had been reports of other incidents at different locations along the Las Vegas strip.

A hospital spokeswoman said 14 of the wounded were in a critical condition.

The shooting took place at around 22:30 (05:30 GMT). Witnesses reported that hundreds of shots were fired.

Parts of the area were shut down as armed police arrived at the scene of the attack on the Route 91 Harvest festival.

People have been sheltering in hotels, restaurants and at Las Vegas McCarran airport.

Some flights were diverted after news of the incident emerged.

The country music festival had been taking place since Friday at several hotels on the Las Vegas strip.

 

Published: 02-10-2017 14:03

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