Police this morning confirmed that they have shot dead the suspect in the Las Vegas shootings who opened fire on crowds at a country music concert.
However, they added that they are now looking for his travelling companion, a woman by the name of Marilou Danley.
She is described as being Asian, around 4ft 11ins tall, and she is said to weigh around 111lbs. As part of the efforts to find her they have said that they are looking for two vehicles.
A Hyundai Tucson Nevada with registration number 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Nevada, registration number 79D401. At least 20 people are dead an more than 100 injured following the shooting.
Police described the suspect as being a local Las Vegas man who acted alone and was not believed to be connected to any militant group, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters.
‘We have no idea what his belief system was,’ he said. ‘Right now, we believe he was the sole aggressor and the scene is static.’ He said rumors of other shootings or explosives such as car bombs in the area were false.
Dozens of patrol vehicles descended on the Strip after authorities received reports of an active gunman near the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Las Vegas police later killed a suspect on 32nd floor of a hotel across from the concert, and said they did not believe there were any other attackers.
Concert-goers reported seeing muzzle flashes from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across Las Vegas Boulevard from the music festival and the sound of what they described as automatic gunfire.
Kodiak Yazzie, 36, said he and his girlfriend were watching country star Jason Aldean’s performance when he heard what sounded like fireworks.
The music stopped temporarily and then started up again before another round of pops sent the performers ducking for cover and fleeing the stage.
Thousands fled as bursts of gunfire could be heard for more than five minutes, Mr Yazzie said.
Witnesses said they saw multiple victims and dozens of ambulances near the concert venue. Some attendees later huddled in the basement of the nearby Tropicana hotel-casino.
Officers carrying assault rifles ran into the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15. Flights were temporarily halted at McCarran International Airport because of the shooting, the airport said on its verified Twitter account.
Country music star Jason Aldean took to social media to say he and his crew are safe after the shooting.
Aldean was in the middle of his performance when shots were fired into the crowd. He posted on Instagram hours later, calling the incident ‘beyond horrific’.