【Breaking News】At least 59 killed, 527 injured in Las Vegas shooting
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At least 59 people have been killed and another 527 injured after a gunman opened fire at an open-air music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday.
The shooting began at 10:08 p.m. local time, and the gunman appeared to fire unhindered for more than 10 minutes, according to radio traffic.
Updated at 21:00 BJT
The Las Vegas attack is identified as the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. At least 50 people were killed and over 400 others were injured. Police have identified the suspected gunman as the 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada.
Updated at 18:40 BJT
Police said more than 50 people were killed and over 200 others injured in the Las Vegas shooting, which is believed to be the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Updated at 17:15 BJT
Yang Shu, a Chinese tourist who was near the shooting scene, told CGTN her experience.
“I just finished watching a show on the Strip, and heard three gunshots. Suddenly, there were a lot of people running towards me. I ran immediately. Police officer shouted at us and we ran to nearby hotels or stores to avoid bullets,” Yang said.
No Chinese nationals were reported among the casualties.
Updated at 16:50 BJT
Police said the gunman is a local resident who acted alone and fired from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel.
The name of the suspect has not been released.
Police are still looking for a female companion who traveled with the suspect before the shooting.
Updated at 16:35 BJT
At least 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night, police said at a press conference.
Updated at 15:55 BJT
Las Vegas police said that they do not believe there are any more shooters after a massive shooting at an open-air concert where tens of thousands were gathering for a country music festival.
Limited flights have been resumed at McCarran Airport after a temporary halt due to the shooting.
Updated at 15:30 BJT
Las Vegas police on Twitter confirmed that one suspect is 'down' and warned people to avoid the area as investigation gets underway.
Updated at 14:50 BJT
At least two people were killed and 24 others injured after an active shooter was reported at the Mandalay Bay Casino, said hospital spokesman.
Updated at 14:07 BJT
Las Vegas police are investigating reports of an active shooter at the Mandalay Bay Casino on the city's famous strip.
The incident occurred near the Route 91 country music festival on Sunday night, reported local media.
University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the Las Vegas hospital is taking in "several" people with gunshot wounds.
Witnesses reported multiple ambulances flooding the area to help victims.
Authorities have shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip in response to the reports.