Two men arguing on the casino floor of the MGM Grand in the early hours of Friday morning led to the firing of a gunshot.
Las Vegas police Lt. Frank Humel told the media that police were called to the scene at 2:38am, responding to reports of a shooting.
A witness observed this and took the gun away from the suspect.”
Humel said law enforcement determined that after two men engaged in an altercation on the casino floor, one of them took out a gun. Humel added: “A witness observed this and took the gun away from the suspect.”
Struggle for the gun
During the struggle for the gun, the weapon discharged a single shot, with the round falling into the floor. The witness who successfully took the gun gave it to casino security.
Both of the men involved in the tussle fled the scene on foot in opposite directions before the police arrived.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, nobody was injured and casino operations quickly returned to normal. Detectives are now conducting an investigation.
Other recent incidents
In recent weeks, there has been a spate of shooting incidents in Las Vegas. Overall, crime levels have been rising since casinos reopened in early June following the pandemic shutdown.
On September 27, one person was critically injured in a shooting between the LINQ and Flamingo hotels at approximately 11pm.
drive-by shooting at the Stage Door bar
The previous night, three people were wounded following a drive-by shooting at the Stage Door bar. Each of the victims is expected to recover from their injuries.
There were also shootings outside the ARIA Resort & Casino and in front of the Paris Las Vegas in September.