An active gunman is currently on the loose in the popular US tourist hotspot of Las Vegas. The man sent guests at the upmarket Bellagio Hotel diving for cover under tables when he opened fire at 1am (8am UK time).

Local reports suggest the shooting is linked to an attempted armed raid on a Rolex shop inside the hotel. Eyewitnesses have described terrifying scenes as holidaymakers trampled over each other trying to escape the flying bullets.

One person tweeted: “Omg mass panic at Bellagio. A fight and Or shooting. Everyone running. I’m currently ducked on the floor under a table. Now I’m hiding with several guests in an emergency exit stairwell. All I heard was shots and waves of ppl running yelling RUN RUN!” More follows…

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