Gunman opens fire at country music festival near Mandalay Bay hotel in Vegas, 50+ Dead, 400 taken to hospitals

Upperdate: Fox is reporting that the shooter killed himself. Marylou Danley, no longer person of interest.

Update: NBC News has identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock formerly of Mesquite Nevada. Las Vegas Police say dead now number over 50+. Twitter is saying shooter is named as “Steven Paddock” not Stephen…

UPDATE: Live: Las Vegas shooting leaves 20 dead and over 100 injured after gunman opens fire at concernt at Mandalay Bay casino

Police in Las Vegas have confirmed more than 20 are dead, more than 100 are injured.

Officers said the gunman is a local resident and was shot dead. His name has not been released.

Police said they are hunting the suspect’s female companion Marylou Danley, who was travelling with the shooter.

She’s reported to be “Asian”.

Las Vegas shooting: Gunman ‘identified as 64-year-old white male’

Police earlier announced the suspect had been identified as a “local man” but stopped short of naming him.

Gunfire reported to have rained down on crowds from the hotel’s top floors.

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LA Times: At least 2 dead and 24 others injured in shooting on Las Vegas Strip

Gunfire erupts at concert

At least TWENTY dead and 100 injured after gunman opens fire with hundreds of rounds on music festival from 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel: Suspect killed as police hunt female Asian ‘companion’

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