3 Injured in Las Vegas Theater Shooting, Gunman at Large

Two groups of men have a heated argument in the cinema garage lobby, before the shooting

By on February 7th, 2013 14:41 GMT

Two people have been critically wounded and one has suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a movie theater shooting in Las Vegas.

According to Fox 5 Vegas, the incident occurred in the lobby of the Regal United Artists Showcase Theater on Wednesday, February 6.

A fight broke out in the cinema parking garage on the Las Vegas Strip right, near the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Just after midnight, gunshots were reported as the quarrel escalated, leading to a shooting in the garage lobby.

According to a Metro Police spokesperson, the incident does not appear random, as witnesses have described that 2 groups of people were involved in the incident.

Police believe that the shooter and his group have met the victims before the incident. A member of one of the gangs, the gunman left the premises for a short while when the fight became heated.

He then returned and went on to pull a gun, inflicting serious injuries to two of the members of the other group.

KLAS TV Las Vegas indicates that two people have been transported to the University Medical Center after the incident, and they are currently fighting for their lives.

One of them was lying in the lobby as first responders arrived, while the other had fallen into an elevator and was recovered on the fifth floor.

A third person has been treated at the scene and appears to have suffered a shallow injury. He was found in front of the elevator lobby, near the street exit.

"When the shots were fired, one of the individuals fell in the lobby of the theater. Another individual fell into an elevator and ended up on the fifth floor," explains Officer Bill Cassell, speaking for the Metro Police.

As the gunman has not been apprehended yet, law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in identifying him.
The United Artists Theater in Las Vegas was the scene of a shooting
   The United Artists Theater in Las Vegas was the scene of a shooting
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