Shot fired in Las Vegas Strip casino during struggle for gun
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunshot briefly interrupted casino activity overnight at a Las Vegas Strip resort, but authorities say no one was injured and two people involved in an argument that preceded it fled before police arrived.
Police reported the shooting happened a little after 2:30 a.m. Friday on the casino floor at the MGM Grand resort.
Lt. Frank Humel told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that two men argued, one displayed a weapon, a witness acted to take the gun away and a shot was fired into the floor.
Humel said the witness turned the gun over to security. Authorities were reviewing casino security video to identify the two men who argued.
It was the latest act in a recent spate of violence in the city’s marquee tourist corridor that the elected sheriff has attributed to out-of-town visitors who can’t go to nightclubs and entertainment venues that remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.