Horror in Las Vegas: Strip on lockdown

3 Oct 2017

vegas shootingStephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on festival goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. After the horrific mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip, 59 people have been declared dead and more than 200 are injured. The gunman later shot himself.

This is the largest mass shooting in recent Us history.

The situation is crucial, leading to large parts of the Las Vegas Strip having been put into lockdown.

The Mandalay Bay which is owned by the MGM Resorts Group tweeted the following: “This evening there was a tragic active shooter situation at the South End of the Las Vegas Strip. Law enforcement and emergency personnel responded quickly to the incident and secured the scene. Law enforcement requested that we put hotels in the vicinity on lockdown to ensure guest safety. We will provide more information as it becomes available”.

Jim Murren, MGM's chairman and CEO, in a statement said: "Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of last night's shooting, their families, and those still fighting for their lives. We are working with law enforcement and will continue to do all we can to help all of those involved."

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