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Police in Las Vegas say they are investigating reports of an “active shooter” in the Strip, near Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

It is believed the shooting happened at an outdoor country music festival

In video posted on social media, what sounded like automatic gunfire could be heard during the concert.

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gun fire was heard

Image: People run from the scene of the festival

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the festival grounds of the Route 91 Harvest

Image: Las Vegas have closed off part of the Strip

“Several” people have been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, said University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen.

Las Vegas Police tweeted that “Vegas Blvd is shut down at Tropicana, southbound past Russell Rd” as they respond to the incident.

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