At least 2 dead, 24 injured in shooting attack outside Las Vegas casino hotel – media

09:40, 02 October 2017
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A gunman opened fire Sunday night at a Las Vegas casino hotel, sending people fleeing as police SWAT units searched for the attacker, according to The New York Times.

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Reports said that the shooting happened at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It was not immediately known how many people, if any, were injured, NYT wrote.

Las Vegas hospital says at least 2 people were killed, 24 injured, and 12 critical in a deadly shooting attack, the Associated Press wrote.

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.

Several SWAT teams were sent to the hotel, and officers reported being pinned down by gunfire, according to police scanner traffic.

The police reported clearing out the hotel's 29th floor and working their way up to the 32nd floor. A Twitter post from the Las Vegas Police Department described reports of an "active shooter" near or around the Mandalay Bay casino.

One officer reported that civilians were "trying to take patrol cars," but it was unclear why.

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