The city of Las Vegas was devastated last night by the biggest mass-shooting in US history. Gunman Stephen Paddock stood perched on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino as he unloaded a "shower" of bullets onto the Route 91 Harvest Festival below, killing 50 people and injuring over 200. The shooting is now placed at the worst in US history behind the Orlando nightclub shooting which left 49 dead.
Country music star Jason Aldean was mid-set when the gunman began fire. Aldean was closing the 3-day festival when he stopped during his performance and the crowd quieted, unsure of what was happening. The gunman paused and fired another round of bullets as panicked civilians hid behind concession stands and parked cars. Thousands fled the scene as bullets rained.
SWAT teams swiftly descended to the scene, where they attempted to assist civilians while also targeting and eliminating the shooter, whose motivations still remain unknown.