AT least two people have been killed and dozens more injured after shots were fired at a Country music festival in the US.
Reuters is reporting that two people are dead and a further 24 are injured after the shooting in Las Vegas.
Fourteen are believed to be critically wounded in hospital.
Police and emergency services are at the Las Vegas strip following the concert shooting pic.twitter.com/NnFgl61Wg4
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As many as 40,000 people had been enjoying the final night of the Route 91 Harvest festival by the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the city's strip when gunfire broke out at around 11pm Las Vegas time.
UPDATE: 14 people taken to hospital after Las Vegas shooting are critically wounded - hospital spokesman pic.twitter.com/GCWSHvcw29
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Police have said one suspect is down in what is an active investigation.
Confirming that one suspect is down. This is an active investigation. Again, please do not head down to the Strip at this time.
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
The Irish Consulate in San Francisco said it is aware of the situation and advised Irish citizens to follow instructions from Las Vegas police.
A number of flights have been diverted from the nearby Las Vegas McCarran airport.