A shooting on the Las Vegas Strip left a man in critical condition early Monday.
Las Vegas Police Commissioner David Gordon said at 12:18 am there had been a fight between two groups of men on the casino floor at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. given. South. Security agents broke up the argument and kicked the men off the property.
“A short time later, the groups met on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Palazzo Drive, and four men immediately began fighting,” said Gordon. “During the fight, one of the men started pulling a pistol out of his waistband.”
Gordon said the man with the gun and another man involved in the fight then started fighting over the gun.
“During the fight the gun went off and the victim was shot in the stomach area,” said Gordon.
The shooter and a second man fled the area to the Treasure Island Resort. There they were taken into custody by the police.
The victim was in “critical but stable” condition at a local hospital, Gordon said.
Traffic in the northbound lanes on the Strip was limited to one lane. The tape of the crime scene was stretched across the exit area of the parking service of the Palazzo. Several officers were observed outside The Venetian and across the street from Treasure Island.
The shooting comes as police reported progress in tackling a rash of violence on the Strip in 2020.
Las Vegas police arrested more than 1,200 people on the Strip during a three-month operation aimed at curbing violence in the area.
The Metropolitan Police Department’s Convention Center Area Command arrested 1,229 people around the Strip and confiscated 64 cannons from the area during Operation Persistent Pressure, which Metro Capt. Dori Koren ran overnight every Friday and Saturday evening from September 18 to December 20.
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