50 people have reportedly been killed in Las Vegas by a gunman in what is being described as one of “the worst mass shooting in modern American history” by news outlets.
Last night, during the outdoor Route 91 Harvest country music festival, a lone attacker opened fire on unsuspecting crowds enjoying a concert.
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The attacker has been identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, who fired shots from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The attack took place around 10pm and Paddock, who is believed to have been working alone, has since been killed by a SWAT team.
A definitive motive for the attack has yet to be unveiled.
200 people are said to be injured and at least 50 dead. Updates are still coming and those numbers may rise.
Social media videos and posts, like those seen below, showcase the sheer terror of the event.
Im safe and this was scary. I first thought it was fireworks till I saw someone run by me in blood. @worldstar people were running with blood on em. Who the FUCK shoots up @route91harvest in #Vegas #route91harvest #WorldStar
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Whether you pray or not, please keep Las Vegas in your hearts tonight. Many people have lost their lives. pic.twitter.com/48GoHF1k4F