NEWS EXPLAINED – What has happened in Las Vegas?


AT least 50 people have been killed and hundreds others injured in a shooting in Las Vegas, America.

A gunman opened fire at a music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

Las Vegas is one of the world’s most famous cities and very popular with tourists from all over the world.

The suspect – named as Stephen Paddock – shot and killed himself soon after the incident, which has been described as “America’s worst ever shooting”.

Part of the famous Las Vegas strip has been closed and the police have asked people to avoid the area while they continue to investigate.

It is still not known what the motive for the attack is.

We will continue to update this story for you as and when we receive the correct information.

What to do if this news has worried you…

News like this can be scary, and while it might seem like this sort of thing happens all the time, these things are actually very rare.

If you’re feeling worried, we’ve made a video explaining why you shouldn’t be.

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If you’re still feeling concerned, speak to an adult you trust and be honest with them – it’s okay to feel these feelings. You can also call our friends at Childline on 0800 11 11 or find help on their website. 

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