One person is shot dead and two are injured after gunman opened fire in hotel room at the Mirage in Las Vegas as the Strip is plunged into lockdown
- Las Vegas Metro police say one person has been killed following a shooting
- It happened at the Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip and involves several victims
- Two other people were injured in the shooting in a hotel room on the eighth floor
- Resort went into lockdown as dozens of police officers marched through the gaming floor as hotel guests either stood around or continued playing the slots
One person has been killed following a shooting at 3,000 room resort hotel, The Mirage, on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday night.
Police believe one person was shot with a further two injured on eighth floor of the hotel according to 8NewsNow.
Several people posted on social media saying the resort had been placed into lockdown and that dozens of police officers were on scene.
Officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police could be seen hurriedly walking through the gaming floor of the hotel following reports of a shooting on the eighth floor of the 3,000 room hotel
Hotel guests were left standing around after being told that the place was going into lockdown
Dozens of police vehicles were seen gathering outside the hotel on the Las Vegas strip
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police asked people to avoid the area.
‘We are investigating a shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage,’ Metro police tweeted shortly after 10pm
‘One person has been pronounced deceased. This is an active investigation and we will provide more information as it becomes available. Please avoid the area.’
In one clip posted online, police and security personnel could be seen walking hurriedly through the gaming area of the hotel while guests could still be seen sitting at the slot machines, seemingly unaware of what was unfolding around them.
Another video shot at the entrance of the hotel sees guests standing around in the lobby having been told they were not allowed to leave the property.
Multiple users on social media said police locked the casino down and would not let anyone depart.
The entire resort was placed into lockdown ensuring no guests could either depart or arrive
An ambulance could be seen pulling into the driveway of the hotel to deal with casualties
Those inside the hotel were told they were unable to leave as police entered