op.>> My god.>> Police say at least 58 people are dead and more than 500 injured after a gunman fired down on concertgoers at a country music festival in the Las Vegas strip. The death toll as of Monday making it the worst mass shooting in modern US history.
>> Right now, we need your truck. We just need to get people over to the hospital, okay?>> Okay.>> The video posted to social media showing volunteers carrying the injured on improvised stretchers and pieces of metal fencing. Reuters correspondent Jane Lanhee Lee is in Las Vegas.>> I'm about two blocks away from where the concert was held, and the police have cordoned off many of the streets around the area to continue gathering evidence.
What's really surprising is the distance between all of this. The Mandalay Bay, which you can see in the far distance, is also quite far from the area where the concert was held. And yet from that distance, the shooter was able to wreak so much havoc.>> Investigators say the gunman opened fire through a window in the nearby Mandalay Bay Casino Hotel.
>> Through investigation and response, we determined there was a shooter on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. Officers responded to that location and engaged the suspect at that location. He is dead.>> Police identified the suspect as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. Police believe he took his own life.
Investigators say they found more than ten firearms in his hotel room. They are also searching his residence in the town of Mesquite, Nevada, about 90 miles away. The suspect's brother spoke briefly to Reuters by phone and said the family was stunned, adding, we're horrified. We're bewildered, and our condolences go out to the victims.
The FBI are assisting in the investigation. Video on social media shows country music singer Jason Aldean in the middle of a song when he's interrupted by gunfire. Aldean took to Instagram soon after, writing, tonight has been beyond horrific. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight.