NEW: Suspect Was Found Dead When Police Entered The Room

At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were injured Sunday night in Las Vegas in the deadliest shooting in modern US history.

A gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, aiming into a tightly packed crowd of many thousands of people below who were attending a country music festival.

The shooter, who appeared to have been armed with at least one automatic weapon, used the elevated vantage point to fire into the crowds across the Las Vegas Strip at the Route 91 Harvest festival, where Jason Aldean was onstage.

Soon after the shooting, which took place at about 10 p.m. PDT, the police stormed the building and killed the gunman, whom they identified as Stephen Paddock. They believe he was the only attacker.

In a press conference, Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said the death toll was "in excess of 50," revised up from a previous figure of 20. More than 200 people were injured, he said.

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