Las Vegas Gunman Kills 20 and Injures More Than 100

A rapid-fire barrage rained on a huge concert festival from a Las Vegas hotel, killing 20 and injuring more than 100 others

The shooting took place near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino while singer Jason Aldean performed at a country music festival. The show was interrupted by the sound of automatic gunfire. Music immediately stopped while panic took over the place. People started screaming “Get down!” and “Stay down!”, while others desperately tried to find shelter.

Soon after the first reports of the shooting, around 10:08 p.m., SWAT teams took over the hotel. According to the officers, they were pinned down by gunfire. Shortly after midnight, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that one of the suspects is down and that they did not believe there were any more active gunmen.

More than 20 people were killed, while more than 100 were injured, according to Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County. He also added that the dead gunman was not identified, but that they were looking for Marilou Danley, a woman who they think was the shooter’s companion.

A video of the shooting showed nine seconds of rapid-fire, continuous bursts, followed by 37 seconds of silence. Gunfire started again in at least two more rounds, both shorter than the first one.