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Old 10-02-2017, 04:55 AM
 
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Someone had just sent me a link where you can listen to dispatch calls and I just happened to be checking it out for the first time when the shooting happened. People did panic and there were false reports of shots fired at several other casinos. There was a gunshot victim in the lobby of New York New York and I have no idea if it was related. They were loading up victims in private vehicles to take them to the hospital. At one point it was reported that citizens were attempting to steal police cars to flee the scene.

The first responders on the scene were reporting multiple 419's(dead bodies).

Everything I heard was so calm and professional. It sounded like they were doing the best they could under terrible conditions.

My post when I opened up the thread was deliberately vague. I didn't want to add to the panic because it was not clear at that point what had actually happened. I was hoping to keep people away from the area.

I think they have opened up the Thomas and Mack Center for evacuees that can't get back in their rooms. And they are asking for blood donors. I heard the blood bank is in the process of being staffed right now to open early.
I believe it was related. Some of the wounded ran into nearby casinos. MGM also had a gunshot victim in the lobby according to witness accounts on video. Then there are images of them carrying bodies in Tropicana with one in a wheelbarrow. It sounds like it affected the south end of the Strip where the open space is for the concert and the hotel casinos around that area that he was shooting into with several guns.

It's kind of like Charles Witman at the UT tower.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:02 AM
 
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Oh, and yes I agree.


Please donate blood tomorrow!
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:29 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Prayers for Vegas.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Nevada
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Is the strip on lockdown?
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:38 AM
 
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I've been following this event for close to 3 hours now and it's still hard to comprehend how something like this happens, It is heartwarming to see how the people came together to help others in all the chaos. I cannot imagine how it felt to be in the midst of this. Admiration and respect for the police officers and first responders. It is terrible times we are living in. America strong!
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:42 AM
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Location: Las Vegas
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Is the strip on lockdown?

Pretty much. A few of the digital billboards are saying "stay away from the strip"
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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Las Vegas Sheriff news report at 3:37 a.m. local time (Pacific Time)

More than 50 dead (God rest their souls). At least one policeman, an off duty cop at the concert, died. Over 200 injured.

Number for families to call if you are looking for information about family and friends who were at the event: 1-866-535-5654

Sheriff confirmed the killer was 64 year old Stephen Paddock (white, born 1953). Had numerous firearms within the hotel room. He is dead. (Other reports have said he lived in Mesquite, NV). They are searching his home.

They've found the woman of interest.

The Sheriff said it is too early to provide a motive.
This is the most update information that I heard this morning on my local TV news. My condolences to all!
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Crazy to hear about this. Vegas is one of the most traveled cities in America.
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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This is horrible, America need prayers, and this is so much deeper than expressing politics or trying to label someone.
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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First picture of suspect.
First picture of gunman Stephen Paddock who killed at least 50 people by opening fire on Las Vegas crowds - Mirror Online
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