A video has emerged online of Dan Bilzerian running from the shooting in Las Vegas, describing the horrific scenes he witnessed.
The video, which has been uploaded to Twitter, shows the famous poker player running from the attack saying he saw a ‘girl get shot in the face’.
A gunman opened fire near the Mandalay Bay casino, causing at least 400 casualties, with at least 50 confirmed deaths. Casinos have been evacuated and armed police have rushed to deal with the shooter on the Las Vegas strip.
Dan Bilzerian, running from shooter at concert near Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, says “a girl just got shot in the f*cking head.” pic.twitter.com/FaS0VfeF7I
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 2, 2017
In the video, Dan Bilzerian says:
Holy f*ck this girl just got shot in the f*cking head. So f*cking crazy.
At least twelve of the injured are reportedly in a critical condition from gunshot wounds. Local police have identified the shooter as Stephen Paddock. The 64-year-old’s death has also been confirmed, although the circumstances remain unclear.
People wishing to help the victims of the attack have been encouraged not to head to the Strip to try and help at this time.
Police have issued a statement saying they do not believe there are any more active shooters in the area.
Witnesses claim the Mandalay Bay Hotel, which is adjacent to the Four Seasons, is on lockdown. Other unverified witness reports on social media claim there were ‘shooters’ on the 32nd floor of the hotel who had shot at a bodyguard and police.
The attack took place close by to the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival, from which hundreds of people fled after the gunfire was heard.
As emergency services swarmed the area, a police officer was among several people who were reported to have been shot as Jason Aldean, the American country music singer, performed on stage.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 2, 2017
One witness told ABC news:
I was at the concert there and Jason Aldea was playing and it sounded like some fireworks going off and then I think that was the first volley and then all of a sudden there was this second volley.
My buddy was like ‘I just got hit’ and he got hit three times. People started diving for the ground and it just continued and it was pretty much chaotic and lots of people got hit.
It took a while to get him out, we had to get him over the fence and hiding under the stage to be safe and finally we had to move him because he had three chest wounds.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 2, 2017
We got him out here and we got four people into the back of a truck but then we got turned around because there was an active shooter so we couldn’t go down that street.
We finally got an ambulance right across the street here and got two of the guys in and one guy ended up dying in my arms because he was bleeding.
My buddy got in there and we got three more people in that ambulance and I just got message my buddy is going to be okay.
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
The shooting took place at around 22:30 (05:30 GMT) and police have advised people to avoid the area.
For families looking to locate missing loved ones, call 1-866-535-5654.
If you would like to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara.