Breaking News: Active Shooter at #MandalayBay Concert in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip after receiving reports of an active shooter.

Officer Aden Ocampo-Gomez says deputies are heading to the scene Sunday near Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the Las Vegas hospital is taking in “several” people with gunshot wounds. She didn’t have any more immediate information.

Gunshot victims are being transported to hospitals after a mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the Las Vegas hospital is taking in “several” people with gunshot wounds. She didn’t have any more immediate information.

No further information was immediately known.


The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department also confirmed that they were investigating reports of an active shooter in a post on Twitter.

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150 Responses to Breaking News: Active Shooter at #MandalayBay Concert in Las Vegas

  1. Las Vegas sheriff gives timeline of shooting, discovery of gunman

    Las Vegas sheriff Joseph Lombardo broke down the timeline of the 75 chaotic minutes Sunday night between when shots first rang out and when police found gunman Stephen Paddock dead in his hotel room 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay.

    The first shots were fired at 10:05 p.m., according to closed-circuit television from the concert venue. The shooting continued for 10 minutes, until 10:15 p.m. Fifty-eight people were killed in the shooting, and 489 injured, Lombardo said.

    Lombardo said he doesn’t know why Paddock stopped firing, but he “could’ve kept continued firing, some were jammed but he could’ve continued.”

    The first officers arrived on the 31st floor — one floor below where Paddock was firing — at 10:12 p.m. Officers arrived at the 32nd floor at 10:17 p.m. Lombardo said it was “phenomenal” they reached the 32nd floor within 12 minutes of when shots rang out.

    One minute later, a security officer told Las Vegas police officers he was shot and gives them the exact location of the shooter. Lombardo said he didn’t know if the security officer was armed.

    “His bravery was amazing,” Lombardo said. “He remained with officers and actually continued to help clear rooms until officer told him to seek medical attention.” Lombardo said that by his estimate, 200 rounds were fired into the hallway.

    Between 10:26 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., eight additional officers arrived on the 32nd floor and moved systematically through the hallway, clearing the rooms and looking for any more injured.

    At 10:55 p.m., eight officers arrived in the stairwell at the opposite end of the hallway nearest to the Paddock’s room. They saw the room service cart, which Lombardo said it was apparent there were cameras.

    The officers spent the next 30 minutes formulating a plan to enter Paddock’s room. The delay was “purposeful and no shots were being heard at this point,” Lombardo said.

    At 11:20 p.m., officers first breached Paddock’s room. They observed the suspect on the ground and noticed a second door they could not access. At 11:27 p.m., the second breach was set off, allowing officers to enter the second room. Officers quickly realized there was no one else in their rooms and announced that information over the radio.

    Lombardo said the evidence indicated that Paddock intended to survive the shooting. Photos from the scene indicated there was a note on yellow paper, and Lombardo said he could not recall that specific paper but he was certain there was no suicide note.

  2. LOOK! No terrorist. No thug. No animal. He killed 59 people and wounded 600 people but when whiteness is his cover.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Just saw a report on MSNBC. Said what I had heard earlier:
    That the Domestic Terrorist was ” known to the police “.
    What 64 year old White Man is “known to the police” ?
    What are they not saying

    • majiir says:

      I’m also wondering why they aren’t sharing the info about the 64-year-old White man they claim is “Known to the police.

  4. Liza says:

    Captain Mark Kelly…

  5. rikyrah says:


    adept2u • 2 hours ago

    Been seeing a few people want to get preachy about Black folks happy the shooter wasn’t and i wrote this right quick. Black people not only look to see if the shooter is Black but pray they are not because White America blames and expects contrition from the entire Black race should a Black person commit such a crime. White people are not tagged as a group for the activities of their individuals. This is dangerous to the health and safety of Black people because the White Supremacist police forces also adopt the attitude that Black people should pay a collective price for the actions of individual Black people. Their President has called for increased abuse of people in the control of police something that police from management down to the dispatcher have no problem meting out to Black Americans.

    • rikyrah says:


      7thangel adept2u • an hour ago

      black folk prayed he wasn’t.

      brown folk prayed he wasn’t.

      muslims prayed and prayed, and then prayed some more he wasn’t muslim.

      asians are still on baited breath hoping they don’t connect marilou

      white folks are the only ones that don’t have to worry if they’re white. ever

  6. rikyrah says:

    The domestic Terrorist broke two windows at the hotel, and they don’t have sensors to alert them?

  7. Ametia says:
    • majiir says:

      Yes, he does. He’s among those the 2009 Homeland Security Report President Obama released shortly after he entered office—-the one Republicans had a conniption fit about and got withdrawn even though Pres. Obama didn’t order the report on domestic terrorism, “W” did. McConnell and other high-level GOPers made it appear that the report was a smear against Republicans. They knew it wasn’t a smear. The report contained information they simply didn’t want Americans to know. The most dangerous individuals in America at the present time are White males. This group of individuals are the ones committing murder on a large scale. The race of these violent mass murderers is probably a major reason Republicans in Congress can only offer useless “thoughts and prayers” after one of them kills large numbers of Americans again and again. If these guys were Persons of Color doing this on the regular, the GOPers in Congress would have passed a gun control bill long ago. It’s what they did in California after the Black Panthers showed up armed at the state capitol, so I know race matters to them when it comes to gun control.

  8. Ametia says:



  9. Ametia says:

    Memo to POS #45 & Company: Flying flags at half mass SOLVES NOTHING.

  10. Ametia says:

    The only ones benefiting from these DOMESTIC TERROR MURDERS?


    Guns stocks go UP EVERY DAMN TIME.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      NRA, yes, but how about all of the congressmen and politicians who benefit from the NRA’s donations to their campaigns?

  11. Liza says:

    Indivisible S. AZ‏ @Indivisible_SAZ 26m26 minutes ago

    Prepare for traffic into Vegas today as trucks full of thoughts and prayers try to get into the city to aid grieving people. #LegislationNOW

  12. Las Vegas massacre. Stephen Paddock. White domestic terrorist.

    No border-wall would have stopped him
    No Muslim ban would have stopped him


  13. Liza says:

    Good Lord. Just logged on this AM and see there’s another domestic terrorist.

    He certainly positioned himself to do as much damage as possible.

  14. @WayneRoot 👈🏽 Lying rabid dog put out false info claiming the #mandalaybay shooting was Muslim terror. He did it to incite hate.

  15. Ametia says:

    The media has already mentioned Stephen C. Paddock STEPHEN C. PADDOCK (AKA WHITE MAN) “DOESN’T FIT THE PROFILE.”

    Pray tell, what profile could that be?


  16. Has that petty bottom feeder @WayneRoot taken down tweet blaming the #MandalayBay shooting on Muslims? Or is he doubling down w/ the lies?

    • Ametia says:

      SMH At the rate America’s going, the healthcare debate will be moot. Just give everyone gun, meetup in a central location, and have a fucking and have a shoot out.

  17. For families looking to locate missing loved ones

    Call 1-866-535-5654

    #MandalayBay #LasVegasShooting

  18. rikyrah says:

    For families looking to locate missing loved ones, please call 1-866-535-5654.
    — LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017

  19. rikyrah says:

    That Las Vegas authorities have ruled out terrorism at this early stage is another example of how the idea has all but been racialized.
    — Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) October 2, 2017
    Essentially, by the definition currently in common currency, a white person cannot be a terrorist.
    — Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) October 2, 2017

  20. rikyrah says:

    Someone please monitor what Fox & Friends say about Las Vegas shooting so we will know what Trump thinks about it.— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) October 2, 2017

  21. rikyrah says:

    Republicans are desperate. The NRA hasn’t yet told them what to say about the Las Vegas shooting. Need talking points fast!— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) October 2, 2017

  22. Ametia says:

    Geesh! Wake up and discover the madness continues. I can’t imagine the people and families extreme shock and grief from this act of domestic terrorism.


  23. rikyrah says:

    Just by the event, you know that the demographics skewed young. There are a lot of parents waking up to finding out that their children are gone.😥😥😥

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      My heart is breaking for the victims and their loved ones. Horrifically heart wrenching. My prayers are thoughts are with them.

  24. rikyrah says:


    Thanks for being on top of this story

  25. rikyrah says:

    Once again..

    Al Cracka strikes 😠😠

  26. rikyrah says:

    Will the shooter be called a domestic terrorist?😠😠

  27. Wayne Root spreading vicious lies on Twitter about the Vegas shooter being Muslim and when he was called on it, he blocked everyone. This is the kind of ISH that will get innocent people harmed or possibly killed. Wicked racist mofo.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Shooter was a White male in his sixties living in a retirement community according to LE report.

  28. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    CBS live:

  29. rikyrah says:

    This is just crazy!!

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      This is horrific!!! Absolutely terrifying. *tears*

      SG2, You have done a huge job of reporting as you have stayed up all night. Thank you for your caring for all of those affected by this horrible shooting.

      Prayers for all of the victims and their loved ones.

      • I didn’t get much sleep. Still tired. I was in bed last night and about to fall asleep and I got a phone call about an active shooter in Las Vegas.

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        I can see that you did not get much sleep!

        Looks as if you only got 3 1/2 hours sleep. Again, thank you for staying up reporting to all of us.

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