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.
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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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