Las Vegas Police Continue Search For Evidence That May Lead To Shooting Motive
LAS VEGAS – On Saturday, police continued to search for any evidence that might lead to a motive for the murder-suicide that occurred Friday night at one of the strips busiest casinos.
As we previously reported, the Excalibur Hotel and Casino shooting occurred at around 8:30 PM local time. Law enforcement officials say that the gunman shot a vendor at the Excalibur’s concierge desk. After shooting the woman, the gunman then turned the gun on himself and died at the scene. The female vendor was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Neither the gunman nor the victim was identified. A police spokesman also told the Los Angeles Times that the relationship between the gunman and the victim was not immediately clear.
An unidentified hotel worker told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the woman was working when her boyfriend shot her in the face and then turned the gun on himself.
The murder-suicide happened on an unusually busy Friday night when Las Vegas was hosting the National Finals Rodeo and other events.
When the gunman fired his gun, police say, that some casino patrons dropped their chips and ran out the front door in a scene of panic.
According to CBS, the Excalibur Casino remained open for business after the murder-suicide.
The Excalibur Hotel and Casino is located at the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.
Even though violence is rare on the Las Vegas Strip; due to the recent shootings all around the United States, I am no longer surprised to hear how violent people can be.