At least 20 dead in concert attack near Mandalay Bay
Another terrible shooting and meaningless killing of innocent people. This attack happened near Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
At least 20 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a mass shooting at an open-air country music festival in Las Vegas.
Here are the main points and quotes from Sheriff Lombardo’s press conference:
‘Lone-wolf’ suspect killed
At approximately 10.08pm we had calls coming of multiple shots being fired from the Mandalay Bay hotel towards the Route 91 concert, on the East side of Los Vegas Boulevard.
There was a shooter on 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. Officers engaged the suspect at that location. He is dead. He has been identified. He is a local resident. I will not release his name at this time …
We are confident that the primary aggressor in this event has expired, or passed away and is no longer a threat.
We do not know what his belief system was at this time. We believe he is the sole aggressor at this point and the scene is static. We are attempting to locate the person of interest.
Right now we believe it is sole actor, a lone wolf type actor and we have the place under control.
At least 20 dead including two police officers
We have well in excess of 100 plus injured and excess of 20 plus that have died.
I have two police officers who are currently at the hospital, one in critical condition and the other minor injuries. There were other police officers, that were off duty, attending the concert that have expired. We don’t have those individuals identified at this point. All’s I know is they are room mates.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.”
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