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'Marshall' , 'Blade Runner 2049' premieres cancelled after Las Vegas shooting

ANI | Updated: Oct 03, 2017 09:45 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 3 (ANI): In the aftermath of the shooting in Las Vegas, the film premieres for both 'Marshall' and 'Blade Runner' have been cancelled.

The morning after the shooting, Open Road Films issued a statement regarding the cancellation of the premiere, saying, "On this day of national mourning, we have decided to cancel tonight's scheduled red carpet premiere of MARSHALL. Instead, tonight's event will be a private screening of the film for the cast, filmmakers and invited guests," reports E! Online.

The spokesperson for the company added, "Our thoughts are with the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, their families and all of those affected."

Time Warner Inc-owned Warner Bros. said in a statement, "In light of the tragic events of last night, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sony Pictures and Alcon Entertainment are cancelling the red carpet for tomorrow's screening of Blade Runner 2049. We join the rest of the country in sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this tragedy."

The mass shooting in Las Vegas killed at least 59 people and injured hundreds.

The gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire on concertgoers enjoying a country music festival in Las Vegas from the 32nd floor of a hotel late Sunday.

Also, the attack is being considered as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (ANI)