Metro continues investigating weekend gang shootout
Police are continuing to investigate at least two gang shootings that happened in the Valley over the weekend. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating a shootout that left five people injured over the weekend.
Three were hurt in the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino parking garage early Sunday morning. The fight then moved locations to University Medical Center where more shots rang out and two people were injured.
Monday police executed search warrants on two vehicles taken from the scene.
Police say four of the five victims have ties to Las Vegas gangs.
"It's gang related in that gang members were injured in a part of this, but the gang motivation is a seperate thing," explains Dep. Chief Jim Owens, with Metro Investigative Services. "We're certainly not ready to say it was gang motivated."
Police say at least 30 rounds were fired on the 4th floor of the parking garage. Innocent bystanders were present but none were injured.
Metro has previously responded to incidents at Crown Nightclub inside the Rio.
Saturday night, police were patrolling an event inside the Crown Nightclub and were able to respond to the shootout quickly.
However, it remains unclear if any of the people involved in the shootout had visited Crown that night.
All five victims are expected to recover. Some remain in the hospital.
UMC has been put on alert and uniformed officers have been stationed there while some victims remain hospitalized.
"We have a unifromed prsence here until all the facts are in," says Ruben Gurrola, UMC Director of Public Safety. Gurrola says they are working directly with Metro.
No patients inside UMC were threatened during the altercation Sunday morning. Shots were fired in the parking lot.
Still, police are doing all they can to patrol the hospital. Owens says "we want to make sure there's no other type of retaliation [in this case]."
No arrests have been made thus far.