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Las Vegas police need help to identify persons of interest in MGM shooting

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Posted at 12:00 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 08:50:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On Oct. 2 at 2:38 a.m., Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department patrol officers were notified of a shooting inside of MGM Grand hotel-casino. Hotel security gave the arriving officers the handgun used in the shooting. The investigation initiated by the LVMPD Gang Detectives determined a group of people had been involved in an argument inside of the casino.

Two individuals broke away from the group and walked towards the elevators, where one of them pulled out a handgun.

Another patron of the resort noticed the armed man and attempted to disarm him. Police say as they struggled over the weapon one round was fired and the handgun was dropped.

The patron picked up the handgun and turned it over to an arriving security officer as the person who had the gun and the second male fled from the area.

The man is described as a Black male, thin build, 6-feet tall, last seen wearing a dark shirt, baseball hat, whitewashed pants, and white shoes.

Detectives are also seeking to identify a person of interest who accompanied the man. He is described as a Black male, thin build, approximately 5-feet 8-inches tall, dreadlock hair in a ponytail with colored tips, goatee and was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt and blue jeans with white shoes.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Gang Crimes Section by phone at 702-828-7826.