Shooting at the Excalibur




Old-timers will say "there was no violence back when the mob ran the town" but the reality is that this is 2012 and not the 1960s and life in America (including Las Vegas) has changed dramatically over the years.

This evening there was a shooting on the casino floor at the Excalibur Hotel that left one person dead and the other in critical condition.

From the Las Vegas Sun:

Metro Police officials are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday night at the Excalibur resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Police received a call about 8:30 p.m. that multiple shots had been fired at the casino and that two people were down.

Officers arriving in the main lobby area found a man dead in what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun wound. A woman was found shot and in critical condition; she was taken to a local hospital.

Witnesses on the casino floor said they noticed many distraught people suddenly running for the exits after apparent gunshots. Amid the panic, many poker players quickly left the tables and their personal effects. Police and casino security had taped off an area and closed the casino temporarily.


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