Weekend shootings in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Metro Police are searching for a suspect involved in a Vegas Strip shooting on Sunday Night which left one victim critically injured. The shooting took place around 11pm on a sidewalk area between the Flamingo and the LINQ hotels. The incident led to the lockdown of the Flamingo Casino.
The previous night, three people were wounded in a drive-by shooting at the Stage Door bar. The individuals are expected to heal from their injuries.
Flamingo locked down
The late Sunday night shooting near the Flamingo Casino reportedly involved five to ten men plus the victim. The shooting victim was involved in an altercation with a group of guys on the sidewalk in the area between the Flamingo and LINQ. Lt. David Gordon said that at some point, a male suspect produced a handgun and fired a shot, “striking the victim in the upper torso.”
After the shooting, the group of men ran north and then turned east. As of 2:30am, the suspect was still at large. The victim was taken to the hospital and remains in stable condition, but is still considered critical.
no one was allowed to exit the hotel or go to their rooms
The Flamingo Casino was on full lockdown after the shooting because of its proximity to the incident. Casino guests reported that no one was allowed to exit the hotel or go to their rooms.
Elevators and stairwells were locked. From just after 11pm until 2:30am, police blocked the elevator bays to stop people from going upstairs. Hundreds of people lined up to gain access to the elevators to get to their rooms.
Stage Door Casino shooting
One day prior to the Vegas Strip shooting near the Flamingo, a shooting occurred at the Stage Door Casino. Police were flagged down in the early morning hours on Linq Lane and told that shots were fired at the venue.
Three people in the crowd were hit by the gunfire.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a fight took place in the parking lot. Shortly thereafter, a vehicle drove past the bar and shots were fired into the crowd. Three people in the crowd were hit by the gunfire.
Police closed down Flamingo Road by Bally’s between Las Vegas Boulevard and Koval after the incident to conduct their investigation.
The weekend Vegas Strip shootings are just two in a string of violent acts that have taken place in the area over the past few weeks. Just last week, police were searching for a gunman involved in a shooting at the ARIA Resort & Casino. Several gunshots were fired outside the venue and one person was injured.
Before the ARIA incident, a man was shot after a fight in front of the Paris Las Vegas.