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.

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire. (David Becker/Getty Images)
People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire. (David Becker/Getty Images)

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.”

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.

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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