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One dead, three injured after shooting at Bally's Casino

Reported by: Michelle Velez

Reported by: Trevor Thompson
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Updated: 10/21/2013 2:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV – A shooting left one man dead and two wounded this morning at an after-hours nightclub at Bally’s Casino.

A Metro spokesman said the deceased man was a patron at Drai's After Hours who tried to subdue the gunman. The suspect is in custody.

Another security guard may have been injured, but it is not known how he was injured.

Police say the suspect paid a cover charge and entered the club. The club allows people to walk around and check it out before paying the cover charge.

A short time later, the suspect went to the manager and asks for a refund, saying the club wasn't busy enough. They get into an argument and the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the manager, police said.

Gambling continued in the casino after the shooting, but yellow crime scene tape stretched around several banks of slot machines outside the nightclub. Debris littered the floor.

A spokesperson for Bally’s Las Vegas released this statement: "At approximately 5:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21 a shooting occurred outside of the entrance of Drai’s After Hours nightclub located inside Bally’s Las Vegas.

"The incident is currently under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Both Drai’s and Bally’s are actively supporting the efforts of law enforcement.

"The safety and security of our guests is our number one priority. Law enforcement officials recognized the efforts of both the Drai’s and Bally’s security teams in quickly responding to the incident and securing the area.

"Drai’s After Hours and Bally’s Las Vegas extend deepest sympathies to those injured by the shooter.

"As this matter is the subject of an active investigation, we defer to law enforcement for further detail."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.




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