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At least 58 people were killed and hundreds were wounded.

Jess McHugh
October 02, 2017

Flights at McCarran International Airport resumed Monday, after the airport was temporarily closed Sunday night after a gunman opened fire on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.

In the wake of the tragedy, travelers should check directly with airlines and hotels for updates.

What we know about the Las Vegas shooting

A gunman fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort, shooting into a crowd of an estimated 22,000 people attending an open-air country music festival, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

At least 58 people were killed, and more than 500 injured, the Associated Press reported.

Law enforcement have identified a local Nevada man as the prime suspect, saying he acted alone for unknown reasons before killing himself. The FBI said Monday the shooter had no connection to a terrorist group.

“It was an act of pure evil,” President Donald Trump said Monday. “We cannot fathom their pain. We cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims: we are praying for you and we are here for you.” The president will travel to Nevada to meet with victims and their families, as well as local law enforcement, on Wednesday.

More travel delays and road closures expected

Although McCarran International Airport has reopened, travelers should check their flight status directly with their airline. The airport warned there would likely be ongoing delays.

Mandalay Bay Resort reopened to guests after security personnel lifted restrictions on Mandalay and all other MGM hotels Monday morning, according to the hotel. Other MGM resorts on the strip include the Bellagio and the Delano.

During the attack, people took shelter in a convention center in the neighboring Tropicana Las Vegas hotel, representatives from the hotel confirmed to Travel + Leisure. The hotel remained open to guests Monday.

How to help

Residents of the Las Vegas area can donate blood at local donation centers, and the City of Las Vegas recommended donating at United blood services.

The city also has call lines open for those with information surrounding the shooting or for people seeking to locate loved ones.

For people outside of the state, the ways to help are limited. Crowdfunding campaigns for those impacted will likely emerge in the coming days and weeks.

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