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Las Vegas police seek shooter after drug deal turns violent outside Miracle Mile Shops

1 person recovering from non-life-threatening injuries
Posted at 11:01 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 19:20:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Police in Las Vegas are looking for a shooter after the department says a drug deal turned violent on The Strip Sunday night.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting near the Miracle Mile Shops around 7 p.m.

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Two men walking down Las Vegas Boulevard met up with a third man for a "narcotics transaction," the department says.

At some point, there was an altercation. One of the men pulled out a gun and shot another in the leg. His injuries are not life-threatening, police say.

Law enforcement had a portion of the plaza entrance near Planet Hollywood blocked off with crime scene tape for most of Sunday evening.

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The shooter is not in custody.

Authorities believe the shooter ran north on the Las Vegas Strip after the shooting.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the department. To report a tip anonymously call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.