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Event featuring Kyle Rittenhouse at Venetian on Las Vegas Strip 'canceled,' hotel officials say

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Jan 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-21 02:13:46-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — An event that was being promoted as a private reception with Kyle Rittenhouse at the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip has been canceled, according to hotel officials.

Flyers circulated on social media stating the event would take place in the Oak Room on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"You guys aren't going to want to miss out on this one!" Rittenhouse told his Twitter followers.

A spokesperson for the Grand Canal Shoppes told KTNV on Tuesday morning that tenants reached out to officials to announce that the event was canceled.

"We do not speak on behalf of our tenants, but want to emphasize this event did not align with our property’s core event guidelines," officials said in a statement.

According to the event's flyer, the private reception was in association with this week's ShotShow convention, and would provide an open bar with food that was "first come, first served."

Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in November 2021 after testifying that he was acting in self-defense after shooting three people in August 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.