A Vegas hotel shooting at the Excalibur Casino has left two dead at the end of a day marked by gun violence in America, and police say the deaths were a murder suicide.
The Vegas hotel shooting occurred at around 8:30 PM local time, law enforcement sources indicate, with one dead on the scene and another transported to a local hospital, where the female victim later died of her wounds.
A local news source reports that police were informed of shots fired in the Vegas hotel shooting, with Excalibur guests reportedly fleeing the outbreak of gunfire:
“According to police, they received reports of several gunshots about 8:30 p.m. and two people laying on the floor.
“The woman was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition, but later died. The man was declared dead at the scene.”
Witness Zakeyaha Amecker told press that the Vegas hotel shooting was traumatic, and said:
“I’m devastated … I can’t really put words. It’s dreadful. That’s all I can say.”
After the Vegas hotel shooting, the company issued a brief statement on Twitter to address the deaths, tweeting:
An isolated incident has occurred at Excalibur this evening, local authorities have the matter under control.
— Excalibur Las Vegas (@ExcaliburVegas) December 15, 2012