Police: Rio, UMC shootings connected
Police believe shootings that occurred at the Rio Hotel & Casino early Sunday morning and later at University Medical Center are connected.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Police believe shootings that occurred at the Rio Hotel & Casino early Sunday morning and later at University Medical Center are connected.
Police first responded to reports of shots fired at about 3:50 a.m. in the east parking garage at the Rio. Multiple shots were being fired between individuals on foot and in cars.
During the shooting, one officer fired several shots at one of the gunmen involved. That person, a 22-year-old North Las Vegas man, was taken to University Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
A spokesperson for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said it was unclear whether the man's gunshot wounds were from the officer or from another gunman.
Another victim, a 24-year-old man, was also taken was taken to UMC for non-life threatening injuries.
About two hours later, police were called to University Medical Center for reports of shots fired.
When they arrived, they found two men, a 19-year-old and a 22-year-old, suffering gunshot wounds. Police said both victims were shot while a group of people were gathering at the hospital in support of the two men shot at the Rio.
At about 6 a.m., police were called to Sunrise Hospital after a person suffering gunshot wounds was brought there by an outside party.
Police said that victim, a 24-year-old man, was also at the scene of the original shooting at the Rio.
Metro's gang crimes bureau is aiding in the investigation of the case.
Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.