The Ministry of External Affairs said that there is no report of any Indian casualty so far in the Las Vegas shootout which claimed at least 50 lives. “No reports have been received of any Indian nationals amongst those affected in the Las Vegas shooting incident,” said the MEA spokesperson. “Our Consulate in San Francisco continues to monitor the situation on a real-time basis,” he added.
Las Vegas was rocked last night after a gunman opened fire on music festival revelers, killing more than 50 and injuring “well” over 200 others. The man allegedly fired at terrified victims with a high-powered assault rifle from the venue’s 32nd floor, according to local media and witnesses.
Crowds were enjoying the Route 91 Harvest country music festival when the shooter reportedly started spraying bullets from a nearby hotel balcony. As revelers fled desperately for their lives, armed officers ran into the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino after receiving reports of an “active” gunman.
Police later confirmed the suspect – named as Stephen Paddock – was dead and that officers were searching for a female companion who had traveled with him before the shooting. She was tracked down later.
The full extent of the carnage was released with over 200 rounds fired by the gunman leaving 50 dead. There are over 400 injured with from the 22,000 at the concert. Tens of thousands were sheltering from the shooter.
Terror outfit ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival.