The Las Vegas Massacre: Shots, Chaos and a Frantic Search for a Gunman

A man unleashed a barrage of gunfire from a hotel room onto an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas, in what is now one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.




Mandalay Bay

Resort and Casino

The gunman shot

from the 32nd floor.

The hotel is about 400

yards from the stage.

Site of Route 91

Harvest Festival

Mandalay Bay

Resort and Casino

The gunman shot

from the 32nd floor.

The hotel is about 400

yards from the stage.

Site of Route 91

Harvest Festival

Mandalay Bay

Resort and Casino

The gunman shot from the 32nd floor.

Site of Route 91

Harvest Festival

By The New York Times | Source: Aerial image by Google

The events played out on two stages on Sunday: the streets and festival grounds that became a killing field, and the halls of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where the police sought the gunman.

Scenes of Carnage at a Concert

As the gunman sprayed bullets from the 32nd floor of the hotel, concertgoers began to flee. In a video taken near the concert stage, panicked screams can be heard amid bursts of continuous gunfire.

Shooting at Route 91

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As victims fell, people ran or ducked for cover. Many concertgoers jumped fences to escape.

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The gunfire interrupted the performance of Jason Aldean, a singer at the…

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