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Las Vegas shooting live updates: At least 20 killed, 100 injured at country music festival; suspect neutralised

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INDIAN EXPRESS

At least 20 people were killed and 100 others injured in a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the BBC reported on Monday. Multiple people are being treated for bullet wounds at a nearby hospital. Fourteen are said to be critically wounded, the spokesperson of the University Medical Center hospital said.

Las Vegas police confirmed that one suspect has been neutralised and there are no active shooters. They, however, advised people to avoid the area near Mandalay Bay Casino.

Las Vegas shooting Live Updates:

3.00 pm: British Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain’s thoughts were with the victims of what she called an “appalling attack” in Las Vegas, where a gunman opened fire at a country music festival. “The UK’s thoughts are with the victims and the emergency services responding to the appalling attack in Las Vegas,” May said in a post on her official Twitter feed.

2.30 pm: Las Vegas police are currently on the lookout for two vehicles — Hyundai Tucson Nevada (114B40) and a Chrysler Pacifica Nevada (79D401) — associated with the shooter.

2:12 pm: Las Vegas sheriff says more than 20 people dead and more than 100 people injured at concert attack, according to the AP.

1.35 pm: At least 14 of the 24 injured are said to be critical, according to the BBC.

1.24 pm: Meanwhile, limited flight activity has resumed at McCarran International Airport in Nevada.

1.10 pm: Las Vegas police tweeted a statement: “At this time we do not believe there are any more shooters.”

1.00 pm: Jake Brown, a singer who performed at the three-day music festival, said his heart goes out to Vegas.
“Hearts out to Vegas. Route 91 concert, stage I played two nights ago. Musicians, fans, workers, you are all in our prayers right now..,” he tweeted.

Another fellow performer, Lee Brice tweeted: “Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray.”

Published on : 2nd October, 2017 4 : 00 PM