Waiter in Chinatown area survives being shot multiple times

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A waiter is in critical condition today after being shot multiple times.

According to police, shortly before 3 a.m. Monday, Metro received a call about a man being shot. It happened on the 4200 block of Spring Mountain Road, which is the Chinatown area.

It happened at the ShangHai Taste restaurant in the Shanghai Plaza.

The man who was shot, whose name is Wang, was rushed to UMC Trauma in critical but stable condition.

The suspect is described by police as a black male adult, last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and white shorts.

The owner of ShangHai Taste tells us he didn’t even know anything was going on until he arrived to work Monday morning at 6 to find Metro surrounding the restaurant.

Locals who frequent the area and workers in ShangHai Plaza says they’ve never seen anything like this happen here. 

“This place is filled with people, all the time especially in the mornings too and through the afternoon so to have it here with a lot of traffic around is shocking to hear,” said local, Jesse Yabut.

“You know as somebody that does work in this vicinity, in fact just a few of doors down, it is pretty scary to know that someone would go to these lengths to do that and for something so petty,” said Devon Mangani. 

“It worries me for my fellow co-workers and the people in this plaza,” Mangani added.

ShangHai Taste plans to reopen on Wednesday and in a Facebook post they mentioned that for the remaining of the year, they will donate their proceeds to Wang, and his family in support.

“Right now, all we care about is that is that Wang heals fast and is as healthy as possible,” said ShangHai Taste Restaurant owner, Joe Muscaglione. 

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