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The shooter, identified by NBC News as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, was firing from the 32nd floor [in other reports – 34th floor] of the Mandalay Bay hotel at the festival. 
M.N.: Oct 1, 1932 0r 1934 may refer to these events:

1932 – Oct 1, Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists

1934 – Oct 1, Adolph Hitler expanded the German army and navy and created an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles. 
This does not mean that this act was performed by the rightists or pro-Muslim groups, it is much more likely, in my opinion, that they were organized by those who intended to deploy this diversionary mask.
I will not discuss my impressions regarding attribution.
M.N.

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1934 Oct 1, Adolph Hitler expanded the German army and navy and created an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles. (MC, 10/1/01) 1935 Oct 1, Julie Andrews …

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If I thought of flying fish at all, what came to mind was the line from a Rudyard Kipling poem, “On the road to Mandalay where the flying fishes play.”

I had this notion that they were exotic fishes from a faraway Asian sea.

I found out how wrong I was when Robert Jeffers sent this photo of a little flying fish that he and his wife found flopping around on the beach at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach.

The two were riding bikes on the beach when they saw the little one just beyond the water’s edge.

“As we approached it to toss it back into the water, we were surprised to see that it was a flying fish,” Jeffers said.

When I read up on the critters at National Geographic’s website, I learned that there are several species of flying fishes and they are found round the world.

They can grow up to 18 inches long, so Jeffers’ little one could have been a juvenile.

Boaters on the open ocean have seen many flying fish gliding over the water, sometimes jumping high enough to even land on a boat.

Their streamlined shape and fins that act like wings help the fish get airborne.

Flying fish are tasty prey for big game fish like tuna and marlin and their “flying” ability helps them elude these swift predators.

This little one may have “flown” onto the beach as it lifted up and away from the jaws of a big hungry fish.

Jeffers and his wife took a couple of photos and then returned the critter to the ocean.

“It disappeared into the waves, so it seemed like a successful rescue,” he said.

Mary Reid Barrow, barrow1@cox.net

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BY THE old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ lazy at the sea,
There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks o’ me;
For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say:
“Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay! ”
Come you back to Mandalay,
Where the old Flotilla lay:
Can’t you ‘ear their paddles chunkin’ from Rangoon to Mandalay ?
On the road to Mandalay,
Where the flyin’-fishes play,
An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay!

‘Er petticoat was yaller an’ ‘er little cap was green,
An’ ‘er name was Supi-yaw-lat – jes’ the same as Theebaw’s Queen,
An’ I seed her first a-smokin’ of a whackin’ white cheroot,
An’ a-wastin’ Christian kisses on an ‘eathen idol’s foot:
Bloomin’ idol made o’ mud
Wot they called the Great Gawd Budd
Plucky lot she cared for idols when I kissed ‘er where she stud!
On the road to Mandalay…

When the mist was on the rice-fields an’ the sun was droppin’ slow,
She’d git ‘er little banjo an’ she’d sing “Kulla-lo-lo!
With ‘er arm upon my shoulder an’ ‘er cheek agin my cheek
We useter watch the steamers an’ the hathis pilin’ teak.
Elephints a-pilin’ teak
In the sludgy, squdgy creek,
Where the silence ‘ung that ‘eavy you was ‘arf afraid to speak!
On the road to Mandalay…

But that’s all shove be’ind me – long ago an’ fur away
An’ there ain’t no ‘busses runnin’ from the Bank to Mandalay;
An’ I’m learnin’ ‘ere in London what the ten-year soldier tells:
“If you’ve ‘eard the East a-callin’, you won’t never ‘eed naught else.”
No! you won’t ‘eed nothin’ else
But them spicy garlic smells,
An’ the sunshine an’ the palm-trees an’ the tinkly temple-bells;
On the road to Mandalay…

I am sick o’ wastin’ leather on these gritty pavin’-stones,
An’ the blasted English drizzle wakes the fever in my bones;
Tho’ I walks with fifty ‘ousemaids outer Chelsea to the Strand,
An’ they talks a lot o’ lovin’, but wot do they understand?
Beefy face an’ grubby ‘and –
Law! wot do they understand?
I’ve a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land!
On the road to Mandalay…

Ship me somewheres east of Suez, where the best is like the worst,
Where there aren’t no Ten Commandments an’ a man can raise a thirst;
For the temple-bells are callin’, an’ it’s there that I would be
By the old Moulmein Pagoda, looking lazy at the sea;
On the road to Mandalay,
Where the old Flotilla lay,
With our sick beneath the awnings when we went to Mandalay!
O the road to Mandalay,
Where the flyin’-fishes play,
An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay !

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Mandalay” is a poem by Rudyard Kipling that was first published in the collection Barrack-Room Ballads, and Other Verses, the first series, published in 1892. The poem colourfully illustrates the nostalgia and longing of a soldier of the British Empire for Asia’s exoticism, and generally for the countries and cultures located “East of Suez“, as compared to the cold, damp and foggy climates and to the social disciplines and conventions of the UK and Northern Europe.

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Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem called “Mandalay” (1890), which is the origin of the phrase “on the road to Mandalay”.[59] In 1907, the poem was set to music by Oley Speaks as “On the Road to Mandalay”. Speaks’ version was widely recorded. Among the best known renditions is the one by Frank Sinatra on Come Fly With Me.

The large hotel/casino/convention center Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is named for the city, despite the fact that the city is 500 kilometers from the nearest bay, perhaps in reference to the line in Kipling’s poem, “An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay! “

George Orwell was stationed at Mandalay for a time while working for the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, and his first novel, Burmese Days (1934), was based on his experiences in Burma. He also wrote a number of short non-fiction essays and short stories about Burma, such as “A Hanging” (1931) and “Shooting an Elephant” (1936). John Masters wrote a book about his wartime experiences in Burma called The Road Past Mandalay (1961).

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Mandalay (/ˌmændəˈleɪ/ or /ˈmændəleɪ/Burmeseမန္တလေးMLCTSmanta.le: [màɴdəlé]) is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar (Burma). Located 716 km (445 mi) north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, the city has a population of 1,225,553 (2014 census).

Mandalay is the economic centre of Upper Burma and considered the centre of Burmese culture.

Mandalay Bay shooting in Las Vegas during Route 91 Harvest country music festival

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At least 20 people have been murdered as they attended an open air concert in Las Vegas.

The gunman shot an assault rifle from the 32nd storey of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, randomly taking people attending a country music festival.

This morning police said that at least 20 people were killed in the shooting and over 100 people were injured.

Police said that the main suspect has been shot dead after they raided the hotel in Las Vegas.

They are now looking for his accomplice. Police identified her as roommate, Marilou Danley who was described as being Asian, 4ft 11ins and weighing around 111lbs.

They are looking for two cars – a Hyundai Tucson Nevada, registration number 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Nevada, registration number 79D401.

Swat teams were seen going through the hotel following the shooting which caused mass panic at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.

People ducked for cover, but the shooter had a high vantage point meaning many of them were sitting ducks.

Police described the suspect as being a local Las Vegas man who acted alone and was not believed to be connected to any militant group, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters.

‘We have no idea what his belief system was,’ he said. ‘Right now, we believe he was the sole aggressor and the scene is static.’

He said rumors of other shootings or explosives such as car bombs in the area were false.

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Officials said that at least 24 people are in hospital being treated for their injuries with 14 of them in a critical condition. One of the people who were shot was an off-duty police officer.

After the shooting people barricaded themselves into rooms at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

At the same time up to 1,200 people were taking shelter at the Michael Jackson theatre, awaiting further instruction from police.

Witnesses to the shooting said they saw multiple victims as they fled the gunfire raining down on the concert venue.

Some later huddled in the basement of the nearby Tropicana hotel-casino.

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Some officers took cover behind their vehicles while others carrying assault rifles ran into the 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 other immediate information.

Woman told people ‘they will die tonight’ 45 minutes before Las Vegas shooting

Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15.

Some flights destined for the McCarran International Airport were diverted due to the shooting.

Witnesses say country singer Jason Aldean was playing near the end of the concert when gunfire rang out.

According to police scanners several other hotels in the city were closed as a result of reports of gunshots.

Police cars have also been taking casualties to hospital with five people crammed into one car.

The nearest hospital is said to have filled with casualties very quickly and victims are now being diverted to other hospitals in the area.

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People were being urged to stay away from the Strip following the incident which happened while a country music concert was taking place.

Police tweeted: ‘We’re investigating reports of an active shooter near/around Mandalay Bay Casino. Asking everyone to please avoid the area.’

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.

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Манда (гнозис) — на арамейском языке означает «знание» в сакральном смысле этого слова, от этого слова получила название гностическая религия Мандеи (s:ЭСБЕ/Манда, знание).

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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Las Vegas Police say at least 20 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded when at least one gunman opened fire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The shooter was firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel at the festival. Officers responded to that hotel room and engaged the suspect, killing him. Police said they have identified him, but are not yet releasing his name. They do not believe at this time that there were any other shooters, despite reports of multiple gunmen. Police said they do not have an accurate number of victims yet. Police have not yet released a motive, but said they do not believe it is terrorism “at this point.”

The concert festival was taking place in an outdoor area across from the Mandalay Bay and Luxor casinos. Several people have been hospitalized. KSNV-TV reports that police sources say there were at least two shooters with high-powered guns. A video taken by someone at the concert shows the moment when gunfire erupted, with several shots fired in rapid succession:

Photos and videos from the concert festival also showed multiple victims, including people on the ground, bleeding. The shooting was first reported about 10 p.m. local time. The scene remained active at 1 a.m. and people were being told to stay away. Las Vegas Police said it is an “active investigation.”

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman tweeted, “Pray for Las Vegas. Thank you to all our first responders out there now.”

The victims have not been identified. They include two police officers who were on duty and were shot, police said. One is in critical condition. Other police officers who were off duty were shot and killed at the concert, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.

This is a developing story. Here is what we know so far:

1. The Gunman Has Been Identified as a ‘Local Individual’ & Police Are Searching for a Woman Associated With Him

The scene at Route 90 Harvest.

At least one suspect was reported to be “down” inside a room at the Mandalay Bay, according to police scanner reports. A police source told the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Rachel Crosby that the shooter is down on a high level floor of the hotel. The shooter is a “local individual” who was firing from the 34th floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel just outside the concert area.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo, when asked by a reporter if it was an “act of terrorism,” said “no, not at this point. We believe it was a local individual. He resides here locally. I’m not at liberty to give you his place of residence yet, because it’s an ongoing investigation, we don’t know what his belief system was at this time. … Right now we believe he is the sole aggressor at this point and the scene is static.”

Police are also looking for a “person of interest,” a 4’11” Asian woman named Marilou Danley. She was described as a “companion” of the shooter. “We have not located her at this time and we are interested in talking to her for followup,” Lombardo said at a press conference. Police are also looking for two vehicles with Nevada plates, a Hyundai Tucson with license plate number 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring with plate number 19D401. They are registered to the gunman.

Officers were obtaining warrants to search the home where the gunman lives. Police said the person of interest lives with him.

A woman who was at the concert told a local news station that a “lady pushed her way forward in the concert venue. And she started messing with another lady and told us that we are all going to die tonight. … It was about 45 minutes the shots were actually fired. But then she was escorted out by security.”

Lombardo said “We are comfortable that the primary aggressor in this event has expired or passed away and is no longer a threat.”

2. Country Singer Jason Aldean Raced Off Stage as Gunshots Rang Out During the Route 91 Concert Festival

David Becker/GettyPeople carry a person at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About 40,000 fans were in the fairgrounds area, where there were multiple stages and other areas set up for the festival, according to The Associated Press. Concertgoer Kodiak Yazzi, 36, told the AP that the music stopped temporarily after a sound that was like a firecracker. It then started up again before another round of pops sent performers ducking for cover and fleeing the stage, while panicked fans also rushed for the exits. Yazzi told the AP he took cover and saw flashes of light coming from the Mandalay Bay hotel tower above the concert. He said the bursts would start and stop for about five minutes.

The concert festival was in its third day. The festival’s website showed that performers Sunday night included Jake Owen and Luke Combs, along with Jason Aldean, who was set to take the stage about 9:40 p.m. ABC News reports that Aldean was on stage when the shooting occurred, but is OK. A video shows Aldean singing and playing a guitar as gunshots ring out. He briefly continues to perform, before stopping and running off the stage. You can watch the video below:

Country singer Jake Owen was among those at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. He tweeted, “Gun shots!!! Vegas. Pray to god. Love you guys. Love you Pearl.”

Owen later tweeted, “Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray.”

Another musician, Luke Combs, tweeted there was an active shooter at Route 91 Harvest, a three-day country music festival being held on the Las Vegas Strip.

“Active shooter at @Route91Harvest in Vegas. We’re safe. Love you guys,” Combs said.

You can watch live coverage of the shooting here:

University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen told The Associated Press that 26 people were taken to that hospital. Two have since died and 12 are in critical condition, Cohen said. It is not clear how many other victims were taken to other hospitals.

The conditions of the other victims not in critical condition were not immediately available.

Dan Bilzerian, the professional poker player and businessman, posted a video running from the concert saying, “a girl just got shot in the f*cking head.”

3. Witnesses Say There Were ‘Bullets Flying Everywhere’ From Someone Firing From High Up

The shooting scene.

Witnesses told reporter Nathan O’Neal that hundreds of shots were fired after a loud bang that sounded like a firecracker.

“Clip after clip after clip, bullets flying everywhere, people running,” the witness said. “It was really, really bad. We were the furthest VIP stages away from Mandalay Bay and they (the bullets) were ricocheting everywhere where we fear. They were firing from somewhere high and they were unloading clip after clip after clip. Multiple shooters, has to be.”

But police are indicating there was only one shooter. In chaotic active shooter situations, witnesses often report hearing or seeing multiple shooters, as sounds echo and come from different directions, and police and others are misidentified as gunmen.

Two women who were in the front row of the concert told Fox News’ Lauren Blanchard they heard the shooting start and saw a woman with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. She was not moving, they said. “We were at the Jason Aldean concert and everything was fine. And then we heard two pop noises and thought it was the sound system. He kept continuing like nothing was wrong and then we heard it continue and he was still going and then he fell,” one of the women said. The other woman told Blanchard, “(Aldean) dropped and ran, he just ran off the stage. And then people started dropping to the floor and we were running out.”

Another witness told ABC News, “Jason Aldean was playing and it just kind of sounded like some fireworks going off, and then I think there was the first kind of volley and then the second volley, and my buddy says ‘I got hit.’ … He got hit three times and people started diving to the ground. It was pretty much chaotic. Lots of people got hit.” The witness said his friend, who was shot three times in the chest, is going to be OK. He said another victim he was trying to help get to the hospital died in his arms.

Witness Jake Freeman told ABC News he went to the rooftop lounge at the top of his hotel, overlooking the strip. “There were people drinking. Nobody had any idea what was going on. And I had a birds-eye view of the Route 91 Harvest music festival right across the street. My friend and I personally saw crowds of people running out of the festival and bodies hitting the ground. We absolutely watched these people getting gunned down from the shooter on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. We couldn’t see the Mandalay Bay at all, the Mandalay Bay was behind us. … We did realize that they were being shots. We could hear the gunshots, coupled with what we heard, machine gun fire downstairs, we knew that it was an active shooter situation. We actually went down to the lobby to see if we could find out more.” He said when the elevator doors opened to the lobby, “the air just reeked of gunpowder. Crowds of people were running to the elevators trying to escape.”

Videos taken by concertgoers at the festival show people screaming and running as multiple gunshots can be heard. A witness says it sounded like a “machine gun.” In the video one person can be heard yelling, “get down,” while another shouts, “stay down” as shots ring out.

People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival grounds after an apparent shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Police said in the initial radio dispatches that shots were fired and it sounded like it was coming from an “automatic” weapon. “We have an active shooter inside the fairgrounds,” the officer said:

See more photos and videos from the shooting here:

4. Mandalay Bay Was Being Evacuated & Other Hotel Casinos in the Area Were Being Put on Lockdown

People at the Mandalay Bay casino and hotel reported that the casino was being evacuated.

Several roads in the area were being shut down and police were telling people in the area to barricade inside.

Other hotels were also being shut down with guests barricading themselves inside rooms, according to social media reports. Officers, including several SWAT units, were searching the hotels and responding to multiple calls of reported shooters that turned out to be false, according to scanner reports.

“There has been multiple, multiple phone calls and accusations, or conjecture coming through social media that there are multiple shooters at other resorts, that has been proven to be false,” Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. “Additionally there has been accusations or beliefs there is some explosives going off. That is also fault. The only explosive in this event was from our SWAT team breaching the room.”

Those who are in lock down at casinos and other locations along the strip are being asked to stay where they are.

“I still want them to shelter in place,” Lombardo said. “They will be contacted by first responders and they will advise them when they are free to go. It is better to shelter in place than to be unaware.”

A motive for the shooting is not yet known. Las Vegas has long been a target of Islamic terrorists,including ISIS, which has produced multiple videos threatening the city. It is not known if police had any reason to believe there was a threat to the city or the concert venue prior to the attack.

5. There Are Multiple Scenes & Police Say Possible Hoax Calls Were Being Made to Report Shots Fired at Other Locations

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to police, there are multiple shooting scenes on the Las Vegas Boulevard in the area of the Mandalay Bay casino. Police were investigating at least three locations, according to scanner reports. Multiple calls were being made reporting shots fired at several other locations in the hour after the initial calls, but people there, including police officers, were not hearing the shots. Officers believe the calls were possibly being made as a diversion.

Police were also investigating an SUV with a possible suspicious device inside on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after a active shooter was reported on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Flights at the Las Vegas airport were being held as a precaution.

Police added, “Please avoid heading to the south end of the (Las Vegas) Strip. Las Vegas (Boulevard) is shut down at Tropicana, southbound past Russell (Road) at this time. … I15 Freeway is closed to traffic at this time from Tropicana to Russel Road. Again, please avoid the area.”

The FBI and ATF are also at the scene, according to reports. But they have not taken over the investigation at this time, ABC News reports.

Police have asked anyone with cell phone or other videos from the shooting to provide them to investigators. “Anybody that may have cell phone video or any type of video associated with this event that would be a benefit to the investigation, please respond to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters at 400 South Martin Luther King and we will take custody of that video. Please bring that down to the headquarters.”

Family members can go to a “family retreat area” to help locate loved ones at the headquarters.

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Las Vegas Shooting Near Mandalay Bay Casino Kills at Least 20

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A gunman in a Las Vegas hotel opened fire Sunday night at a concert outside, sending thousands of people fleeing as SWAT units searched for the attacker. At least 20 people were killed and more than 100 others injured, hospital officials said.

The shooting happened near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Video posted online showed the country singer Jason Aldean performing outside the hotel at Route 91 Harvest, a country music festival, interrupted by the sound of automatic gunfire. The music stopped, and concertgoers ducked for cover. “Get down,” one shouted. “Stay down,” screamed another.

Several SWAT teams were sent to the hotel immediately after the first reports of the shooting at 10:08 p.m., and officers reported being pinned down by gunfire, according to emergency radio traffic. Shortly before midnight the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that “one suspect is down,” and soon thereafter the police said they did not believe there were any more active gunmen.

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County told reporters early Monday morning that 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured. He did not identify the dead gunman, but he said the police were seeking “a companion” named Marilou Danley, a woman he described as Asian and 4-foot-11.

In the confusion after the shooting, the police also descended on the Ali Baba Restaurant, about a 10-minute drive from the Mandalay Bay, and they also investigated reports of a shooting at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino, not far from the concert ground.

The police reported clearing out the Mandalay Bay’s 29th floor and working their way up to the 32nd floor. A police Twitter post described reports of an “active shooter” near or around the Mandalay Bay casino.

Video from the shooting showed Mr. Aldean, the final performer of the night, running off the stage as the gunfire erupted.

Two concertgoers, Robyn and Matt Webb, described hearing round after round of gunfire.

“It just kept coming,” Robyn Webb told The Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It was relentless.”

They said they saw about 20 people bleeding in the street.

“That’s when we knew for sure it was real,” Matt Webb said.

The police reported closing off about a mile of Las Vegas Boulevard and asked the public to steer clear of the area.

Police radio reports suggested that at least three people were transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center for treatment. The police were told not to bring additional casualties — unless the injuries were life-threatening — to University Medical Center, another nearby hospital, because it was at capacity.

A photo posted by a Las Vegas Review-Journal photographer showed emergency responders carrying off one injured person in a wheelbarrow.

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas said that some flights destined for the airport were diverted because of police activity. The airport is just east of the Mandalay hotel, and after the shooting there were reports of people fleeing the concert by running onto an airport runway.

The hotel itself was placed on virtual lockdown after the shooting, guests said.

“We went into the hotel and they started shutting down casinos,” Todd Price, a guest of Mandalay Bay, told CNN. “We tried to get into our rooms, and they shut down the elevators and started to get everybody out.”

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