Celebrities use social media to alert fans to the Las Vegas shooter: 'Run and hide'
Stars rushed to Twitter this morning (Oct 2) and warned their followers to “take cover” as a shooter sprayed bullets into a crowd in Las Vegas leaving at least 50 people dead and 100 injured.
Over the course of the morning dozens of high profile names flocked to Twitter and shared their reaction to the horrifying shooting after automatic gunfire was heard late on Sunday in the Nevada city, where Jason Aldean was performing as part of the three-day country music Route 91 Harvest Festival.
While Aldean was singing, machine gunfire could be heard in spurts before panicked concertgoers began running and ducking for cover outside the Mandalay Bay Casino.
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And some celebrities are sharing unconfirmed information stating that “multiple shooters” are on the loose.
Australian singer Sia wrote on Twitter: “Please, if you are in Las Vegas, take cover there are multiple shooters on the loose, twenty people are dead. Find cover and hide.”
Please, if you are in Las Vegas, take cover there are multiple shooters on the loose, twenty people are dead. Find cover and hide.
— sia (@Sia) October 2, 2017
Active shooter in Las Vegas! City on lock down!!!!!!
— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) October 2, 2017
My Las Vegas friends please stay safe, stay indoors. This is ongoing and looks already to be quite tragic.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) October 2, 2017
I can't believe what just happened in Las Vegas! What is our world coming to?! My prayers go out to the victims & their families.
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) October 2, 2017
Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone's safety
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 2, 2017
No words, just absolutely sick to my stomach…. Vegas be safe. Prayers to victims.
— Kendra Wilkinson (@KendraWilkinson) October 2, 2017
Footage shows the moment the sound of gunfire stops a Las Vegas concert. There are reports of multiple injuries pic.twitter.com/y5x0bA1F8N
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 2, 2017
This is horrifying. That sounds like a full auto machine gun. Good God. https://t.co/Clj8kBbXas
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 2, 2017
heart goes out to everyone affected by the shooting in vegas, friends & families (strangers included)…breaks my heart to see earth like this
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) October 2, 2017
Dozens of patrol vehicles descended on the Strip after authorities received reports of an active gunman near the Route 91 Harvest Festival and Police have said a suspect ‘was down’.
And the police have urged bystanders not to film and share videos from the city that could reveal their locations and aid the attackers.
Some officers took cover behind their vehicles while others carrying assault rifles ran into the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
This is important for news and bystanders in Las Vegas. Help police do their job safely and effectively #MandalayBay #LasVegas pic.twitter.com/2iCPfTiwfG
— Parker Simpson (@ParkersWriting) October 2, 2017
May god protect the innocent. #lasegas #mandalaybay #shooting #vegas #casino #pray pic.twitter.com/DG5xjeijDB
— Space Trek9 (@spacetrek9) October 2, 2017
Back in May, Las Vegas police revealed they were stepping up patrols after a chilling ISIS video was discovered that called for lone wolf car and knife attacks on US icons and the Las Vegas strip. The 44 minute video showed the famous Caesar’s Palace, the Bellagio Hotel and other scenes from the city.
However, CNN reports that a single shooter, who has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was positioned in a hotel room and shooting from above the crowd gathered outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at Las Vegas Village.
He has been killed and Police have also identified a woman who was traveling with Paddock and is believed to be an accomplice in the shooting.
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