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2 shot, 1 fatally, on Las Vegas Strip; suspected gunman in custody

Posted: 4:29 PM, Mar 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-25 18:33:57-04

LAS VEGAS — Two people were shot, one fatally, in a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip Saturday.

The suspected gunman surrendered to police without incident after barricading himself in a bus for more than four hours, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield said.

The standoff began after a shooting was reported on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino.

One person has died after being rushed to the hospital, a hospital spokesperson told the Associated Press. The other person was also taken to the hospital.

“There is no credible information that there is a second suspect and no other victims have been located,” Hadfield said.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter Flamingo Road and Harmon Avenue is closed because of a “barricade subject on bus.”

The Cosmopolitan Hotel, near where the bus was parked, said its staff was cooperating with police but that it had no other details about the shooting.


This story comprises reporting from The Associated Press and CNN.