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 since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.