At Least 2 Killed, 24 Injured in Las Vegas Casino Shooting, Suspect Down

© AP Photo / John LocherA police officer takes cover behind a police vehicle during a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas
A police officer takes cover behind a police vehicle during a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas - Sputnik International
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Las Vegas police have apprehended a man who opened fire at the Mandalay Bay Casino.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) At least 2 people were killed and 24 were hospitalized with suspected gunshot wounds following a shooting in Las Vegas, Reuters reported Monday, citing a hospital spokesperson.

The Las Vegas police confirmed on Monday that a suspect in the shooting incident who'd been apprehended earlier was “down.”

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department had responded to the shooting incident by launching a manhunt as scenes of the carnage were posted online.

The police, nevertheless, continued to urge people to avoid the area; part of the highway was closed off.

The Hollywood Reporter cited officials who said that shots were heard at other locations, indicating that there may have been multiple gunmen.

​​Some flights bound for the Las Vegas airport were diverted in the early hours of Monday following incident, McCarran International Airport tweeted.

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