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Las Vegas shooting: Northern Ireland woman describes terror as gunman kills 59 at concert

A Northern Ireland woman has described the shooting massacre in Las Vegas as "terrifying".

More than 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a gunman opened fire on a mass shooting at an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas police have said they killed a suspect, named 64-year-old Stephen Paddock on 32nd floor of a hotel across from the concert, and said they did not believe there were any other attackers.

It is believed his girlfriend Marilou Danley was held for questioning after a city-wide search was launched to find her.

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Omagh woman Kathy Ewing said she was at the concert when the gun fire broke out. She said she and her three friends were able to escape unharmed.

"Terrifying," she said in a tweet.

Belfast woman Frances McCullough, has been in the city since last Monday. She described the shooting as "absolute chaos".

She was close to the concert when the shooting began: "At first I thought it was fireworks.... then we heard screaming and shouting and the police were running toward us telling us to run for cover.

"I haven't experienced fear like it. I was all excited and buzzing to get here and now I can honestly say I can't wait to get home," she told the BBC.

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