A Clogheen (Co Tipperary)  man living in the United States is safely home in Texas with his family after being caught up in the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Martin Fogarty was staying in the Mandalay Hotel where the shooter Stephen Paddock carried out the atrocity.

Nearly sixty people were killed and over five hundred injured in the worst mass shooting in US history when Paddock fired on concert-goers from the thirty second floor of the hotel.

Mr Fogarty (38), who lives and works in Austin, Texas, as a bank official, was attending a work conference in Las Vegas last weekend and was at the MGM hotel when the shooting broke out.

“After a while people just started streaming in. They were running, they were crying. A couple of people had minor injuries,” he said.

Up to 22,000 people were attending the Route 91 Harvest festival when the gunman opened fire on the crowd …

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