20 dead, more than 100 injured after mass shooting in Las Vegas

A GUNMAN has opened fire at the popular Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 100 injured, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed.

“At the moment we believe it is 100-plus injured and 20-plus dead,” Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters.


It’s understood the victims were attending an outdoor country music concert when they were targeted by the “lone wolf” attacker, who started firing from the 32nd floor of the hotel.

Police confirmed the shooter, believed to be a Nevada local, was shot dead by police when officers stormed his room.

“At this time, we do not believe there are any more shooters,” Sheriff Lombardo confirmed following reports there were multiple gunmen.


However, officers are now searching for two vehicles and a possible “asian female” companion named Marilou Danley.

The injured have been rushed to the Las Vegas Hospital for treatment, whilst the tourist-packed Vegas strip has been evacuated and blocked off.

The Australian Government’s travel advisory website warned Aussie travellers to avoid the area.