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Police: Fight leads to critical shooting on Las Vegas Strip

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Posted at 5:28 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 16:23:06-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Police say they are investigating an overnight shooting on the Las Vegas Strip Monday.

Two groups got into an altercation on the casino floor at the Venetian hotel-casino just after 12:15 a.m.

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Security was able to break up the altercation but the groups met up a short time later on Las Vegas Boulevard and Palazzo Drive where four men again started fighting.

Authorities say during the fight, one of the men started to retrieve a handgun from his waistband and a struggle ensued and the gun went off.

One of the men involved was shot in the abdomen and transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

After the shooting, the suspected gunman was taken into custody near the Treasure Island hotel-casino.

Officers say an investigation continues into the incident.