UPDATE: Police two people in custody following another shooting Friday night inside the parking garage at Palace Station Hotel and Casino.
Police believe both incidents are connected.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police are investigating a deadly shooting at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Fashion Show mall.
A 66-year-old woman was shot in the chest, according to police. She was taken to UMC where she died.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Valenta said the suspect in the shooting remains on the loose. A witness told 8 News Now the suspect got into a car and left the scene after the shooting.
The suspect is described as white or Hispanic male, about 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-2. No age was given. Police are reviewing surveillance video as they continue to investigate.
The witness said there were “pops” before he saw a person on the ground in the mall parking garage. The witness said the situation started as a robbery.
Police confirmed that investigators believe the shooting happened during a robbery.
Police said the suspect confronted a couple as they were getting out of their car in the parking garage at 3200 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Police said the robber might have taken the woman’s purse.
Valenta said the man and the woman are believed to be tourists, but could not say for certain.
He reassured the public that the incident was isolated and people on the Las Vegas Strip will be safe. He said about 1,200 police officers will be on duty during tonight’s celebration.
This is an ongoing investigation, according to police.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.