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A crowd of  people at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

A crowd of people at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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People tend to the wounded outside the festival ground after an apparent shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

People tend to the wounded outside the festival ground after an apparent shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01:  People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the festival grounds of the Route 91 Harvest on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the festival grounds of the Route 91 Harvest on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) People carry a peson at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) People carry a peson at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival  October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Marilou Danley has been held for questioning in connection with the gun attack in Las Vegas

Marilou Danley has been held for questioning in connection with the gun attack in Las Vegas

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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was hear on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was hear on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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A crowd of people at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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.

 

Are you in Vegas and been caught up in this incident? Contact digital.editorial@belfasttelegraph.co.uk.

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.

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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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