At least 20 killed in Las Vegas shooting

Police say at least 20 people have been killed and over 100 injured after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA (CBS) – A gunman opened fire at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday (October 1), killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 100 others before the shooter was killed by police.

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.

Authorities were seeking a woman they named as Marilou Danley, he said. He gave no details of whether she was suspected of involvement in the attack but described her as an “associate”.

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

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