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Man shot, critically injured in 'senseless and vicious' attack at Las Vegas restaurant

Shooting at ShangHai Taste 122021
Shooting at ShangHai Taste
Shooting at ShangHai Taste
Shooting at ShangHai Taste
Shooting at ShangHai Taste
Posted at 3:31 PM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-27 20:26:40-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A man was shot multiple times and critically injured at a Las Vegas restaurant early Monday morning, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced.

Officers were called to a restaurant in the 4200 block of Spring Mountain Road just before 3 a.m. and found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Owners of the local restaurant ShangHai Taste said the victim is their lead waiter, who was trying to stop a "senseless and vicious burglary attempt at our restaurant." He was shot seven times, the owners said.

Tuesday, police updated their investigation and held a press conference at 2 p.m.

The victim was transported to University Medical Center's trauma center and was said to be in critical but stable condition, according to police.

Shooting at ShangHai Taste
A man was shot multiple times and critically injured at a Las Vegas restaurant early Monday morning, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced. The owners of ShangHai Taste say the victim is their lead waiter.

ShangHai Taste's owners said the restaurant would close Monday and Tuesday as they mobilize sources to be with the victim in support. Proceeds from the restaurant for the remainder of the year will be donated to support the staff member and his family, according to the owners.

The shooter was not immediately identified or apprehended. Police said he was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and white shorts.

Authorities say the investigation remains active and ongoing.