A shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip killed at least 58 people and left over 500 people injured.
Dozens of patrol vehicles descended on the Strip after authorities received reports of an active shooter near the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Las Vegas police later said one suspect is “down” but did not give any other details.
Concert-goers reported seeing muzzle flashes from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across Las Vegas Boulevard from the country music festival and the sound of what they described as automatic gun fire.
MEA Spokesperson said no reports have been received of any Indian nationals amongst those affected in the incident.
Twenty-six people were admitted to the hospital, University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said. Of those, at least two died, 12 were in critical condition and the rest were being evaluated, she said. AFP later reported that at least 20 were dead in the incident
Witnesses said they saw multiple victims as they fled the gunfire raining down on the concert venue. Some later huddled in the basement of the nearby Tropicana hotel-casino.
Some officers took cover behind their vehicles while others carrying assault rifles ran into the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15.
Some flights destined for the McCarran International Airport were diverted due to the shooting.
Witnesses say country singer Jason Aldean was playing near the end of the concert when gunfire began.
No further information was immediately known.
Here's how the events unfolded:
# 9:23 PM: FBI says Las Vegas shooter had no connection to international terrorist group: AP
#9:22 PM: Death toll from Las Vegas shooting has risen to 58; the number of injured up to 515: Clark County Sheriff
# 7:40 PM: No reports have been received of any Indian nationals amongst those affected in the Las Vegas shooting incident: MEA spokesperson
#7:36 PM: Islamic State claims responsibility for Las Vegas shooting
#5:06 PM: Donald Trump issues 'warmest condolences' after 'terrible' Las Vegas shooting
#4:24 PM: More than 50 killed in Las Vegas concert shooting: police
# 4:15 PM: Police identify gunman as Stephen Paddock
#2:12 PM: More than 20 dead in Las Vegas Shooting incident. The shooter was identified as a local reports AFP quoting Police.
At this time we do not believe there are any more shooters. More information to come shortly from @Sheriff_LVMPD.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
#12:32 PM: Confirming that one suspect is down. This is an active investigation. Again, please do not head down to the Strip at this time.
Confirming that one suspect is down. This is an active investigation. Again, please do not head down to the Strip at this time.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
#12:15 PM: At least two people dead, 24 injured with suspected gunshot wounds at Las Vegas hospital, reports Reuters quoting hospital spokesman
#12:21 PM: Flights in and out of Los Vegas affected
Some flights destined for @LASairport were diverted due to police incident. Please check with your air carrier if flying/picking up tonight.— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) October 2, 2017
#12:05 PM: At least 20 wounded, hospital says
#12:04 PM: Multiple shooters reported - at least one found dead in room on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay resort
#12:01 PM: UPDATE: Several people are being treated for gunshot wounds at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Shooting in Las Vegas. People fleeing (video from the Mandalay Bay hotel) pic.twitter.com/hs98J5uK6T— Eiki Hrafnsson (@EirikurH) October 2, 2017
Absolutely horrifying footage of an active shooter in Las Vegas.
Stay safe everyone!pic.twitter.com/6pjEy4nMEa— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 2, 2017
Video courtesy of Drew Akioshi. He was attending the concert at mandalay bay when shooting started. pic.twitter.com/mbyh9Y387q— David Sakach (@davidsakach) October 2, 2017