Las Vegas police and medics performed CPR and applied tourniquets to victims after an altercation between two men during a party at a hookah lounge erupted in gunfire.
By Casey Harrison
Source Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas police are investigating an early morning shooting in a central valley hookah lounge that killed one man and critically wounded two others, according to Metro Police.
Dispatchers received calls at about 3:15 a.m. referencing multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds after an altercation in the 900 block of East Sahara Avenue, homicide Capt. Dori Koren told reporters at a briefing Saturday. A total of 14 people were shot.
Findings from a preliminary investigation indicate there was a party at the lounge when an altercation between two men broke out, Koren said. Detectives believe two suspects exchanged gunfire and fled before police arrived.
Koren said the suspects remain outstanding, but added the shooting appears to be an “isolated incident” and that there is no threat to the general public. A description of the men was not provided.
Koren praised officers and medical personnel for quickly arriving at the scene. He said officers and medics were able to perform CPR and apply tourniquets to the victims.
Metro has activated “major case protocol” in response to the shooting, which pools resources from each department to aid in the ongoing investigation, Koren said. Additional information may be provided later today, he said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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