Police investigating reports of possible active shooter at Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas – Los Angeles Times
Police said Sunday they are investigating reports of a possible active shooter at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
“We’re investigating reports of an active shooter near/around Mandalay Bay Casino. Asking everyone to please avoid the area,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.
Concertgoers at a Route 91 Harvest country music festival performance reported a burst of weapons fire as the concert was underway. The shots appeared to be coming from an upper floor of the hotel, some witnesses said.
Video on Twitter showed concert goers screaming, then running for safety.
A triage center was being set up at Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, and multiple emergency vehicles were en route to the scene.
University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen told the Associated Press that the hospital is taking in “several” people with gunshot wounds.
This report will be updated.