Reports of an active shooter situation at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where the Route 91 Festival is being held began rapidly spreading on social media late Sunday night.
Police are now investigating at the scene and have asked everyone to avoid the area.
Witnesses say there are multiple victims, and according to police scanner reports, one officer may have been shot. Several streets in the surrounding area were being blocked off and police were telling people in the vicinity to barricade themselves inside.
The incident is still developing, we will be providing updates as they come in.
UPDATES: Police scanners have reportedly said that University Medical Center (UMC) is full.
— RYAN BRUNTY (@VEGASRYAN) October 2, 2017
At least two people are dead and 24 were hospitalized with suspected gunshot wounds, according to Reuters.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have just confirmed via Twitter that one suspect is down.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 2, 2017
The number of people reportedly transported to the hospital.
— CA Fire Scanner (@CAFireScanner) October 2, 2017
First responders carrying victims away on stretchers.
— alone (@lntoARl) October 2, 2017
At least 20 people have now been confirmed dead.
— Rachel Crosby (@rachelacrosby) October 2, 2017
Gunshots ring out at the Route 91 festival.
— KingLurch (@austinnolson) October 2, 2017
Various tweets from people in the area.
Police blocking Las Vegas Blvd at a Tropicana pic.twitter.com/YNV5nAifgQ
— Chase Stevens (@CSStevensphoto) October 2, 2017
No official word from police but scanner traffic indicates a shooter at Mandalay Bay. Casino looks empty from as close as I could get. pic.twitter.com/4ocKgy2y13
— Blake Apgar (@blakeapgar) October 2, 2017
I'm on the 6th floor. Shots reported on floor 29 now. Listening to LVPD scanner feed. Security guard shot on 32nd floor.
— Stefinatrix (@Stefinatrix) October 2, 2017
Country singers attending the event also tweeted about the incident. Luke Combs said that he and others were safe.
Active shooter at @Route91Harvest in Vegas. We're safe. Love you guys.
— Luke Combs (@LukeCombsMusic) October 2, 2017
Gun shots!!! Vegas. Pray to god. Love you guys. Love you Pearl.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017