Shooting at famous Las Vegas Mirage hotel leaves one person dead

Las Vegas, Nevada - A shooting at the famous Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas Strip left one dead and two injured on Thursday night.

Police answered a 911 call about a shooting at Las Vegas' Mirage hotel around 8:30 PM on Thursday night.
Police answered a 911 call about a shooting at Las Vegas' Mirage hotel around 8:30 PM on Thursday night.  © Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department took to Twitter late Thursday night to announce that they were "investigating a shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage." They also asked people to avoid the area around the casino hotel.

One man was killed, and two women were injured in the incident, CNN reported. The women are in critical condition.

At a late-night press conference, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Captain Dori Koren said that law enforcement officers responded to a 911 call about a shooting around 8:30 PM local time.

They took about a minute to arrive. There, they found that the male victim was already dead. Officers and security personnel proceeded to provide the surviving victims with medical attention and got them to the hospital.

The authorities are still searching for the suspect, but as Captain Koren noted, the shooting seems to have been an isolated incident. It is most likely not a threat to the public.

Investigation is still ongoing

The investigation into the circumstances of the incident are still ongoing. Captain Koren said, "These types of incidents – any types of extreme violence that happens in our city – we take very seriously. We're confident we will solve this case."

At this point in the investigation, authorities believe four people who knew each other were involved in the shooting, and the suspect shot three victims during an altercation in the hotel room.

Cover photo: Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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