Las Vegas: Two dead, 24 injured in Mandalay Bay shooting

Two dead and 24 injured so far in Mandalay Bay shooting

At least two people have been killed and 24 others wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.

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

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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.

A couple at the concert take cover after gunfire was heard at country music festival

Police said a suspect “was down”. There are reports of at least one other incident on the Las Vegas strip.

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

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

Some flights have been diverted from Las Vegas McCarran airport while the incident continues.

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