Las Vegas shooting leaves more than 20 dead and scores injured

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The Las Vegas Police Department has reported at least 50 people have been killed and more than 100 people have been injured in a mass shooting at a music festival.

Off-duty police officers are reportedly among the dead after a gunman opened fire near the Route 91 Harvest Festival. It is not being treated as an act of terrorism.

Las Vegas police later shot and killed a suspect on the 32nd floor of a hotel across from the concert. Officers are now seeking a woman who is thought to have travelled with the gunman.

Dozens of police patrol vehicles descended on the Las Vegas Strip after authorities received reports of an active gunman near the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Concert-goers reported seeing flashes of gunfire from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the opposite side of Las Vegas Boulevard to the music festival. Witnesses have also reported hearing automatic gunfire.

The Foreign Office said it was in contact with authorities in Las Vegas and that it was standing by to help British nationals caught up in the incident.

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A spokeswoman said: "Our sympathies are with all those affected by the horrific shooting in Las Vegas.

"Details about the incident are still emerging and we are in contact with Las Vegas Emergency services.

"We are ready to help any British people affected.

"Any British people in Las Vegas should follow the advice of emergency services, and check the Foreign Office travel advice."