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.
We're investigating reports of an active shooter near/around Mandalay Bay Casino. Asking everyone to please avoid the area. #LVMPDnews— LVMPD (@LVMPD) 2 октября 2017 г.
The Las Vegas police confirmed on Monday that a suspect in the shooting incident who'd been apprehended earlier was “down.”
Confirming that one suspect is down. This is an active investigation. Again, please do not head down to the Strip at this time.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) 2 октября 2017 г.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department had responded to the shooting incident by launching a manhunt as scenes of the carnage were posted online.
Absolutely horrifying footage of an active shooter in Las Vegas.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) 2 октября 2017 г.
Stay safe everyone!pic.twitter.com/6pjEy4nMEa
The police, nevertheless, continued to urge people to avoid the area; part of the highway was closed off.
I15 freeway is closed to traffic at this time from Tropicana to Russell Rd. Again, please avoid the area.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) 2 октября 2017 г.
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.