More than 50 people dead, at least 200 injured in Las Vegas terror attack


A terror attack in Las Vegas has left more than 50 dead and at least 200 injured. The incident happened on late Sunday night at a concert.

A gunman opened fire at an open-air country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the city’s strip.

News agency AP reported that police had named Las Vegas gunman as Stephen Paddock.

The mass shooting was recorded live on camera. As the singers performed, a loud uninterrupted sound of firing could be heard. This prompted the singers on stage to stop their performances some female members of the audience began to shout in fear ‘Oh my God.’

A BBC report said that hundreds of people were forced to flee he scene and the sound of what appeared to be prolonged automatic gunfire could be heard on videos posted on social media.

Police said the suspect, believed to be Paddock, had been shot dead. There are reports of at least one other incident on the Las Vegas strip. Parts of the area were shut down as armed police arrived at the scene.

Witnesses said that they saw several wounded as they fled what they described as automatic gunfire. Some ran to other hotels and took cover behind vehicles. Hundreds of rounds were fired during the shooting.

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