A gunman on high floor of Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid fire barrage on an outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, killing at least 58 people, injured more than 500 victims, and sending thousands of terrified survivors fleeing for cover, in one of the deadliest mass shooting in the history of America.
Online video of the attack near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino showed the singer Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest festival, a three-day country music event, being interrupted by the sound of gunfire. The music suddenly stopped and as victims fell bleeding, concert goer screamed, docked for cover while some were able to run away for safety.
"Get down," one shouted.
"Stay down," another screamed for safety.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Monday morning that 58 people were confirmed dead and 515 more had been ijured. One of these killed was an off duty Las Vegas police officer, the department said. the Sheriff said there were about 22, people at the event.
Aaron Rouse, the F.B.I. special agent in charge in Las Vegas said investigations saw no immediate evidence connecting the attack to an international terrorist organization.
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