1 dead in hotel room, police confirm
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip that left one dead and two women injured.
The shooting happened in a hotel room around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, LVMPD Captain Dori Koren said early Friday morning.
The 8 News Now I-Team first reported the information Thursday night through sources. Officers arrived at the scene less than a minute after the 911 call, Koren said.
An altercation occurred in the room between four people who all knew each other, Koren said. One person in the room shot the other three, Koren said. The shooter then left the room.
The gunshot wounds were taken to the UMC hospital, Koren said. They were listed in critical condition Friday morning.
“We take all types of extreme violence in our city very seriously,” Koren said. “You have seen it in all the investigations we carry out. We are confident that we will solve this case.
Police had been looking for the suspect since Friday morning. Investigators isolated various areas of the hotel as part of their investigation, Koren said.
The shooting prompted hotel security and metro police to restrict access to the property. Video from guests showed police entering the hotel and casino with shields.
Police did not release a photo of the suspect, but said at least one person in the room had ties to the area. Koren said there was no threat to the public.
Security allowed guests into the property around 10:50 p.m.
“We are investigating a shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage,” Metro Police tweeted shortly after 10 p.m. “One person has been pronounced dead. This is an active investigation and we will provide more information as it becomes available. Please avoid the area.”
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