No less than 2 persons have been reported dead with 24 others hospitalized in the wake of a mass shooting on Sunday night at the Mandalay Bay hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.
Video courtesy of Drew Akioshi. He was attending the concert at mandalay bay when shooting started. pic.twitter.com/mbyh9Y387q
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Los Angeles Times quoted a University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen as saying that the hospital is still evaluating the condition of “many patients” with gunshot wounds in the wake of the shooting.
Shooting in Las Vegas. People fleeing (video from the Mandalay Bay hotel) pic.twitter.com/hs98J5uK6T
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It was gathered that police were establishing a command post and triage center, and have shut down parts of the Strip.
“We’re investigating reports of an active shooter near/around Mandalay Bay Casino. Asking everyone to please avoid the area,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.
Concertgoers at a Route 91 Harvest country music festival performance reported a burst of weapons fire as the concert was underway. The shots appeared to be coming from an upper floor of the hotel, some witnesses said.
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