Las Vegas: In a shootout situation, at least 50 people were killed and several have been wounded as one gunman opened fire on crowds at a music festival in Las Vegas, discharging hundreds of bullets using an automatic weapon.
This is happening right now on the Las Vegas strip. Our country is a war zone. Ban the guns! pic.twitter.com/1QXUgqrQkt
— Sean Kent (@seankent) October 2, 2017
Speaking to NBC Las Vegas, two festival-goers said they initially heard a noise “like firecrackers”, but it became apparent a shooter or shooters were unloading “clip after clip” into the crowd. One man insisted there were “multiple shooters” involved.
— Berenabas (@BerenabasG) October 2, 2017
Reports said that the shooting happened at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It was not immediately known how many people were injured. Video posted online showed a musician performing outside the Mandalay Bay at Route 91 Harvest, a country music festival, when the sound of automatic gunfire rang out. The music stopped, and concertgoers ducked for cover. “Get down,” one shouted. “Stay down,” screamed another.