At least 50 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in a mass shooting during an open-air country music festival in Las Vegas.

The city’s famous strip was on lockdown after prolonged automatic gunfire, which reportedly came from a top floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

Thousands of people dived for cover as hundreds of shots rained down on the crowd during the Route 91 Harvest Festival at about 10.20pm on Sunday local time (6.20am Monday BST).

Police later said one suspect was “down”, adding that they did not believe there were any more attackers.

Earlier unconfirmed reports claimed that “two or three” gunmen were shooting from a top floor of the hotel.

An off-duty police officer was among those shot. Las Vegas Hospital confirmed that at least two people have been killed and 24 had suffered suspected gunshot wounds src:telegraph.

The Express News

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