Jason Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert near Mandalay Bay last night when a gunman opened fire. Concertgoers told the news that they thought, at first, it was fireworks and then realized quickly it was a very bad situation.
10:08 was the report of the first shots fired and witness say it just “kept going.”
“We determined there was a shooter on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay,” Lombardo said. Officers engaged the suspect, whom Lombardo described as a “local resident.” He said that the shooter is dead and that police believe that there are no other shooters. “Right now we believe it’s a sole actor, a lone-wolf-type actor,” said Lombardo.
That shooter has been shot dead but police are still looking for a woman that was allegedly with him. This is a fluid situation so details are reports are changing but there are reports that police are looking for Marilou Danley a woman who is said to be traveling with the suspect.
“We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off. Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. People started screaming that they were hit… When we started running out there were probably a couple hundred [people] on the ground,” she told MSNBC.
The woman whom he was with has been located.
Here is Jason Aldean’s response
Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate