At least 2 dead , shooting on Las Vegas Strip

People fleeing from scene of country music festivalImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionHundreds of concert-goers fled the scene as automatic gunfire rang out

At least two people have been killed and 24 others wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.

A gunman opened fire at an open-air country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the city’s strip.

Hundreds of people fled the scene and the sound of what appeared to be prolonged automatic gunfire could be heard on videos posted on social media.

Police said a suspect “was down”. There are reports of at least one other incident on the Las Vegas strip.

Live updates on Las Vegas mass shooting

Parts of the area were shut down as armed police arrived at the scene of the attack on the Route 91 Harvest festival.

Media captionAmateur video shows people running away from Vegas hotel

The shooting took place at around 22:30 (05:30 GMT). Witnesses reported that hundreds of shots were fired.

Some flights have been diverted from Las Vegas McCarran airport while the incident continues.

A couple, wearing country music hats, cower together at the scene of a shooting at musical festivalImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionA couple at the concert take cover after gunfire was heard at country music festival
People fleeing from scene of shootingImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionPeople run from the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival
Police are seen crouching in front of vehicle outside hotelImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionArmed police are pictured outside Mandalay Bay hotel

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