Update: 8:55 a.m. (eastern): Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, during another press briefing, said it is estimated than some 22,000 people were at the concert as Paddock opened fire. The Sheriff also said authorities are seeking any and all video that was recorded during the shooting incident. During that same briefing Sheriff Lombardo said it's believed that Paddock took his own life.

UPDATE 8:45 a.m. (eastern): According to a press release from the Las Vegas Police Department tweeted by NBC News noted that more than 400 people were transported to the hospital for injuries in connection to the mass shooting on the strip.

The death toll is still rising this morning following a horrific mass shooting at a country music concert on the Las Vegas strip. 

Authorities updated the press at 6:30 a.m. (eastern) saying that at least 50 people were confirmed dead and more than 200 injured. The shooter has been identified as Stephen Paddock, who was himself killed by a police SWAT team.  Reports say the 64-year-old Paddock - who was being called 'a local man' - opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing as the stream of gunshots poured into the crowd of thousands at about 10:00 p.m. Las Vegas time.

With the death toll reaching 50, this incident is said the be the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

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Reported Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas
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