At least 59 people were killed and 527 injured in Las Vegas Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd. Authorities said the death toll from the incident could possibly go up.
This incidence has been labeled as the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
Country music star Jason Aldean was performing Sunday night at the end of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunman opened fire across the street from inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.
Authorities said SWAT teams quickly descended on the concert and the casino, and officers used explosives to get into the hotel room where the suspect was inside
The gunman who was perched high on the 32nd floor of the Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on the outdoor country music festival below, killing 59 people and leaving 527 injured as thousands of frantic concert-goers screamed and ran for their lives.
President of the United States, Donald Trump, called the attack “an act of pure evil”. He said the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are working with local authorities in the investigation.
Aaron Rouse, the FBI special agent in charge in Las Vegas, said investigators found “no connection with an international terrorist group” during a press conference earlier Monday