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The worst mass shooting in modern American history has taken place in Las Vegas, killing 50 people and wounding over 200.

At approximately 10pm local time, a man reportedly fired hundreds of shots into a crowds attending an open air country music festival on the Las Vegas strip.

The suspect, named by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, allegedly fired from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Initial reports claimed that he had been shot by police, however, Undersheriff McMahill told CNN he may have shot himself.

He was shot. I cannot tell you that it was the police that shot him. He may have self-inflicted that gun shot wound. Those details are still emerging.

Survivor's accounts are already being posted online, including one story about taking cover in the freezer of a McDonald's restaurant.

Marie-Sophie, a blogger from Germany, tweeted in the early hours of the morning to say she and others had hidden inside the freezer of a McDonald's.

She added.

According to her Instagram, Marie-Sophie was seeing the sights around Nevada, before heading to Las Vegas.

She and friends had been taking part in a road trip across the United States.

A McDonald's restaurant is located on South Las Vegas Boulevard, within sight of the parking lot which was the site of the music festival.

indy100 has contacted Marie-Sophie and McDonald's for comment.

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