Sections Of The Las Vegas Strip Were Shut Down After A Shooting
The suspect has since surrendered to police.
One dead, one wounded by shooter on Las Vegas Strip, police say. Suspect barricaded on bus. https://t.co/OG2dMXmKLe pic.twitter.com/ZQCmpGVQA0— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 25, 2017
After a standoff that lasted over four hours, a man allegedly responsible for shooting two people on a city bus in Las Vegas this morning has surrendered to police. The shooting occurred at 10:48 a.m. local time outside of the Cosmopolitan Hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard, according to CNN. After being rushed to a nearby hospital, one of the victims died, while the other was treated for minor injuries, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield.
The ensuing standoff occurred when the suspect barricaded himself inside the bus where the shooting took place. For much of the afternoon, large sections of the Las Vegas strip remained closed as the situation continued to develop. The Cosmopolitan Hotel has advised guests to remain in a secure location for the time being.
The identities of the gunman and his victims have not yet been released.
The Strip is currently closed. Guest safety is of the utmost importance. Please comply with all instructions from law enforcement. pic.twitter.com/KJlrCzTKpT— MGM Grand Hotel (@MGMGrand) March 25, 2017
Update, 3/25/17: As of 4 p.m. local time, the LVMPD had given clearance to The Cosmopolitan Hotel to resume normal operations and opened northbound traffic on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Las Vegas Blvd. northbound is now open to traffic. Southbound will remain closed until the crime scene can be documented. #LVMPDnews— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017