Las Vegas Shooting Near Mandalay Bay Casino Kills More Than 20
A gunman firing from a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on a huge concert festival outside, sending thousands of people fleeing until SWAT units found and killed him. More than 20 people died and more than 100 others were injured, officials said.
The shooting happened near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Video posted online showed the country singer Jason Aldean performing outside the hotel at Route 91 Harvest, a country music festival, interrupted by the sound of automatic gunfire. The music stopped, and concertgoers ducked for cover. “Get down,” one shouted. “Stay down,” screamed another.
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Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County told reporters early Monday morning that more than 20 people were killed and “well in excess of 100-plus injured.” He did not identify the dead gunman, but he said the police were seeking “a companion” named Marilou Danley, a woman he described as Asian and 4-foot-11.
Two concertgoers, Robyn and Matt Webb, described hearing round after round of gunfire. “It just kept coming,” Robyn Webb told The Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It was relentless.”