There was a shooting early this morning at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino. A man standing on the walkway above the gambling area opened fire wounding four patrons. He was tackled and subdued by a combination of hotel security and other patrons.
The four wounded patrons, two men and two women, are at local hospitals. None have life threatening wounds.
The gunman is a male, said to be in his early 50s and a resident of Las Vegas. He entered the hotel from the walkway connecting NY-NY and the MGM Grand about 1:00 am He began firing randomly at the patrons below.
The hotel and casino are open and investigators are questioning witnesses.
Police have arrested Steven Zegrean, 51, of Las Vegas in connection with the shooting at New York-New York early yesterday morning.
According to the Associated Press, five people were injured in the incident. Four people were wounded by Zegrean before he was tackled by off-duty military reservists, police said. A fifth person was hurt in a crush of people fleeing the casino.