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Reports of shooting at Las Vegas Lovers & Friends Festival 'unfounded' according to Las Vegas police

Posted at 11:54 PM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-15 03:15:25-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are looking to reassure nervous Las Vegans that reports of gunfire at the Lovers & Friends Festival being held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds are "unfounded."

Around 10 p.m. Saturday night, reports surfaced of gunfire near the music event, which led to a "large group of attendees to exit the venue" according to police.

LVMPD arrived on the scene and event organizers asked all to remain in place for a brief period before the concert resumed.

According to a Las Vegas Metro statement, "there is no evidence of a shooting and the initial report has been deemed unfounded."

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Police officials say three people were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Lovers & Friends Festival concert organizers tweeted a statement just minutes before midnight Saturday to "thank the local authorities for their quick response."