UPDATED: Las Vegas cops: Gunman from 32nd hotel floor opens fire on country music fans at outdoor concert; at least 58 killed, surpassing Orlando's Pulse shooting massacre

 By HENRY FREDEERICK
Headline Surfer

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Fifteen months after the Pulse nightclub massacre here in Orlando, a lone gunman overnight in Las Vegas opened fire from a 32nd floor balcony of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into the crowd at an outdoor country music concert during a closing performance by Jason Aldean, killing at least 58 and injuring 500-plus others.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at least 50 people were killed in the shooting, including two off-duty cops. At least 100 concert including an LVMPD police officer, were among the dead. Injured people have been sent to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. At least 14 of the victims were reportedly  in critical condition.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.