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Las Vegas police: 5 people indicted in 2021 Pavilion Center Pool shooting, 2 outstanding

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 15:48:19-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police say approximately 150 rounds were fired during a party at the Pavilion Center Pool in the Summerlin area last year, and now investigators are asking for help finding two people believed to be involved.

Around 150 and 200 people were inside the party on May 30, 2021, police say, however, nobody was seriously injured.

Two people had shrapnel wounds that police described as "minor" injuries, but went on to point out that the situation could have been much worse.

"I want you to look around. You have a high school, a community center, a church, a neighborhood," said Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Capt. Fred Haas during an update on the investigation Tuesday. "The high school and the community center both received impacts, as well as the pool facility."

"In total, over 150 rounds were fired in this parking lot," he said. Haas says several fights broke out during the party and that led to the shootings, which also took place inside the building.

"That is unacceptable by any standard. We will not accept violence in this community, we will not accept that type of behavior in this community," he said. "We will go to the end of the Earth and be relentless in this investigation to make sure that does not happen again and the people that did this are held responsible for their actions."

Since the incident, five people have been indicted with a total of around 50 felony charges.

Those indicted are Terrance Jefferson, Demarea Wesley, Travon Ward and Michael Simmons, who has an active arrest warrant. Haas also asked for help finding Cedric Sweeting. Both are pictured below.

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Michael Simmons (left) and Cedric Sweeting (right) have active warrants for their arrest as of March 22, 2022. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department believes they were involved in a shooting at the Pavilion Center Pool on May 30, 2021. Five people have been indicted in connection to the incident. No serious injuries were reported. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

"If you're out there, turn yourself in," said Haas, who also urged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. You can remain anonymous.

Police say four others were arrested that were not related to the shooting itself, and there are charges pending against the party promoter.

Watch the full police update below.