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Shot fired in Las Vegas Strip casino during struggle for gun

October 2, 2020 GMT

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.

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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.