Sin City Lives Up To Its Name After Two Shootings In 24 Hours

(SL) – The block has been extremely hot in Vegas since around midnight. The first shooting took place at the exclusive Bellagio Hotel. Early Saturday, a gunman in a pig mask opened fire during an armed robbery at a high-end store believed to be a Rolex Store inside iconic resort. Terrified tourists sought shelter amid the chaos.

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Three people entered the store and one fired shots. No one was injure but parts of the casino property remain closed as authorities investigate.

Officers received a call about the incident at the Bellagio at 12:50 am, and apprehended one suspect by 2:15 am, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

One woman who was at the hotel when the robbery unfolded described the atmosphere as one of ‘mass panic’.

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Different story with the second shooting that happened around noon. After word that the standoff had ended, more details emerged.

Larry Hadfield, a spokesman with Las Vegas Metro police, said of the bus situation to USA Today: ‘The shooting incident happened on the bus. We had one single shooting incident with two victims. Both were transported to the trauma center and one is deceased.’

Hadfield added that SWAT and hostage negotiation personnel were on site but wouldn’t confirm if there were passengers still on the regional transit bus at the time.

A police spokesperson was quoted as saying that the alleged gunman surrendered without incident after fours hours.

Around 1.45 pm, local time, a loud bang occurred near the bus, as some reports indicate the SWAT team detonated the side of the vehicle. There was a flash of light and smoke appeared to come from the bus.

No information has been made available as of early Saturday evening regarding the identities of the suspect or the victims.

 

 

 

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