More than 50 people have been killed and over 400 others injured following a shooting in Las Vegas.
Police have confirmed the rise in the death toll after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival.
The 64-year-old attacker shot and killed at least 50 people - including an off duty police officer - from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel.
The attack took place near the Mandalay Bay Casino and police say they do not believe there are any more shooters involved.
Swat teams used explosives to get into the room of gunman Stephen Paddock and police say they now believe he killed himself.
They say he had at least eight guns in his hotel room while the US Homeland Security says there's no 'specific credible threat' to other public venues.
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
People near the area have been sharing what they saw.
Active shooter Las Vegas strip I'm ok locked in my room lights off windows closed. Shooter is directly across the street. Shots heard on vid pic.twitter.com/Z4mz3E3bmE— Bryan Heifner (@HBryanBHHS) October 2, 2017
Police blocking Las Vegas Blvd at a Tropicana pic.twitter.com/YNV5nAifgQ— Chase Stevens (@CSStevensphoto) October 2, 2017
The Irish consulate are asking people to follow instructions from local police.
The Consulate is aware of a situation in Las Vegas. Irish citizens are advised to follow instructions from @LVMPD— Irish Consulate W US (@IrelandSanFran) October 2, 2017