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UPDATE: At least 59 killed and 527 injured in mass shooting at Las Vegas concert

UPDATE: At least 59 killed and 527 injured in mass shooting at Las Vegas concert

10/03/2017

By Barbara Kollmeyer and Karen Friar, MarketWatch

Police say shooter 64-year old Stephen Paddock is dead after the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since 9/11

At least 59 people are dead and 527 injured after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel on a crowd at a country-music concert in Las Vegas on Sunday evening, in the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. of September 11, 2001.

What happened? The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department police tweeted (https://twitter.com/LVMPD/status/914726209770029056) at 10:38 p.m. local time that they were "investigating reports of an active shooter" near the Mandalay Bay Casino, asking people to steer clear of the area.

An estimated 22,000 people were attending the three-day, open-air Harvest Festival country-music concert at the Mandalay Bay Casino, owned and operated by MGM Resorts International (MGM) on the Vegas strip. As country star Jason Aldean was performing, a succession of shots rang out, wounding and killing many in the audience.

The following video shows footage of the start of the shooting. Viewer discretion is advised as this may be disturbing for some people.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XiWlcQVeI8)

(https://twitter.com/davidsakach/status/914730995147870208)

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