LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting early Saturday morning at Manny’s Glo Afterdark Hookah Lounge that killed one man and injured 13 others.
In a briefing, Captain Dori Koren said police officers responded to multiple reports of a shooting at the lounge on the 900 block of East Sahara at 3:15 a.m. Upon arriving, there were numerous victims with gunshot wounds. Officers immediately rendered aid to the victims with tourniquets and CPR, and others were transported to hospitals around the valley.
Police say the investigation is in its early stages but said there was a party of people at the lounge when a fight broke out between two people and gunfire was exchanged. The suspects fled the scene, and there is an active search for them.
Police were not able to provide a description of the suspects, and are unclear if one or two shooters were possibly involved.
Police believe this was an isolated incident, and there is no current threat to the public.
8 News Now spoke with local businesses in the area including employees at Spotlight Lounge, a local 24-hour bar. Vince Lopez is a bartender there and says the incident is concerning given that it happened so close to their establishment. He says one of his co-workers was on shift at the time the shooting happened.
“Coworker told me about 3 o’clock in the morning that there was a shooting and had people running across the parking lot. We had a customer come in that was over at the hookah lounge and I guess he was at arm’s length of the shooter and saw him shoot a woman and he was really shaken up and had a couple shots here and after that left,” Lopez added.
Currently, two of the 13 victims are in critical condition.
The portion of the business plaza where the shooting happened remained closed Saturday night as police continue their investigation.
Police are asking the public’s help as they search for the suspects and ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.