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No Arrests Made in Las Vegas Strip Triple Shooting

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LAS VEGAS -- An overnight shooting on the Las Vegas Strip was not a random act of violence, according to Metro Police. Instead, it was the result of an ongoing dispute.

Police responded to a parking garage near MGM Grand casino just after midnight where they found three people with gunshot wounds. Two men were critically injured and another suffered a minor injury.

Metro Police say the victims may have been involved in a verbal altercation with another group a short time before the shooting. Authorities believe the victims and suspects knew each other.

"At some point, one of the individuals produced a firearm, shots were fired," said spokesman Bill Cassell, Metro Police.

This is not the only recent shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. In December, a man walked into the Excalibur hotel and shot his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Kenny, multiple times. He then turned the gun on himself in full view of casino patrons.

Katie Bush, a tourist, said situations like this are worrisome.

"Considering we're over at Harrah's and someone gets shot less than a mile away from you and you had no idea," she said.

Police say it's important to not downplay the seriousness a shooting in a public place such as the Strip.

 

"The importance of this is that we had an act of violence that occurred in a public place where other innocent parties, that are not related to the ongoing dispute that occurred, could have been affected by this," said Officer Laura Meltzer, Metro Police.

While there's no way to completely prevent this type of violence, law enforcement work as a team to protect those who frequent the Strip. That's comforting information for Helen and Michael Johnston who visit the city twice a year.

"Maybe we take a little bit for granted, but yeah I feel very safe. Never had an incident," said Michael Johnston.

Metro Police are asking for any information with information on the shooting, or who may have been in the area, to call them at 702-828-5634, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

 

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