MGM Resorts International has confirmed that it has placed its Las Vegas resorts on “lockdown” in the wake of Sunday night’s shooting at Mandalay Bay.
“This evening, there was a tragic active shooter situation at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. Law enforcement and emergency personnel responded quickly to the incident and secured the scene,” read a statement posted to Mandalay Bay Resort’s social media pages.
“Law enforcement requested that we put hotels in the vicinity on lockdown to ensure guest safety. We will provide more information when it becomes available.”
The tragic shooting, which took place on Sunday night during an outdoor country festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort, has claimed the lives of at least 50 people and injured more than 200 others.
Police killed the suspect, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who had been firing down into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest festival from the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has also tweeted its condolences to those affected by the shooting, writing that they are “saddened” by Sunday night’s tragedies.
“We are all saddened by the events unfolding on the Strip. Our thoughts are with the victims, families and first responders,” the LVCVA wrote.
A representative for Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was not immediately available for comment. A representative at the MGM Grand was not available to comment for Fox News.