TOWNSVILLE councillor Margie Ryder has told of the terror she felt after being caught up in the panic caused by yesterday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Cr Ryder is on holiday in the US with her husband Geoff and their friend Robert Curley. They were at Caesars Palace casino when reports of a shooting emerged.

"We saw it on the news and said we'd better go home," she said from her hotel room last night.

"We were all walking (out) and that's when a hundred people came running at us and said, 'The shooter's coming'."

Cr Ryder said the crowd had been misinformed that the shooter was on the Las Vegas strip, when in fact he was at Mandalay Bay casino shooting at crowds at a music festival.

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US-NV: Gunshots Ring Out as Vegas Concertgoers Take Cover: Crowds ran and took cover after a gunman opened fire, killing more than 50 and injuring more than 400, during a concert performed as part of the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said the main suspect, Stephen Paddock, 64, had been found dead by a SWAT team who breached a 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay hotel, from which he opened fire. This footage was uploaded to Facebook by Devin Gray, who said that he drove two gunshot victims to the UMC Trauma Center.
US-NV: Gunshots Ring Out as Vegas Concertgoers Take Cover: Crowds ran and took cover after a gunman opened fire, killing more than 50 and injuring more than 400, during a concert performed as part of the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said the main suspect, Stephen Paddock, 64, had been found dead by a SWAT team who breached a 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay hotel, from which he opened fire. This footage was uploaded to Facebook by Devin Gray, who said that he drove two gunshot victims to the UMC Trauma Center.