50 dead, 200 injured as Gunman Opens Fire at Las Vegas Music Festival

50 dead, 200 injured as Gunman Opens Fire at Las Vegas Music Festival 50 dead, 200 injured as Gunman Opens Fire at Las Vegas Music Festival

At least 50 people have been confirmed dead and 200 injured after a shooter opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas, police have confirmed.

The shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, firing down into crowds at the Route 91 country music festival at approximately 10pm local time on Sunday night.

It is now the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

The gunman has been named by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a Nevada man who was shot and killed at the scene.

Police used explosives to blast their way into the casino room where the gunman was situated.

He is considered the "sole aggressor" acting as a "lone wolf".

There were no other shooters believed to be on the loose in other hotels, despite social media reports to the contrary, with police declaring the area a "static scene".

Las Vegas Police Department said they were "confident" they had located Marilou Danley, the woman believed to be the shooter's partner.

According to The Australian, Danley, 62, holds an Australian passport and is possibly "of Indonesian descent".

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