North-east pair had just arrived when shooting rang out
An Aberdeen holidaymaker has described how she hid in an airconditioning unit during the attack.
The woman, who did not want to be named, is staying at the nearby Luxor Hotel with her partner.
The hotel is next door to the Mandalay Bay establishment where gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from.
She had arrived around an hour before the attack and was getting some food from the hotel when the server behind the counter said the hotel was “on lockdown”.
She said: “I went to explain to my partner there’s a shooter.
“Firecrackers (gun shots) started going off.
“We ran in behind to the kitchen area and these two guys barricaded the doors.
“We used a ladder into the internal roof part and hid in the airconditioning units.
“We didn’t know where the gunman was.”
The couple hid in the kitchen area with around 10 other people before eventually returning to their hotel room.
They waited for announcements over the hotel intercom while watching events unfold on the television.
She said: “We were hoping to go to the music festival but it was just finishing. It was terrifying. It probably won’t hit us until tomorrow.”
Concert-goers reported seeing muzzle flashes from the upper floors of Mandalay Bay across Las Vegas Boulevard from the music festival and the sound of what they described as automatic gunfire.
Witnesses reported bursts of gunfire for more than five minutes.