Las Vegas shooting: Gunman surrenders after killing 1, barricading himself on bus
One person died during an incident that forced the partial closure of the Las Vegas Strip as a gunman barricaded himself inside a bus in a three hour standoff with police on Saturday.
The standoff began after a shooting was reported on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip, near the Cosmopolitan hotel, on Saturday morning.
Cops pleading "come out of the bus. No one else needs to get hurt" #cosmopolitan— Scot Pollard (@ScotPollard31) March 25, 2017
The suspect barricaded himself on a bus, causing a partial closure of the famous boulevard. Police negotiators and tactical teams were called to the scene.
We're currently investigating a shooting that occurred on S. Las Vegas Blvd. near Harmon. There is no active shooter. #LVMPDnews— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017
LOUD explosion heard & smoke seen rising from area of barricaded bus. Clark County Fire Dept ambulance pulled up to scene, then turned away. pic.twitter.com/AE3twwNOwS— Kyndell Nunley (@KyndellNews3LV) March 25, 2017
"The shooting incident happened on the bus... We had one single shooting incident with two victims. Both were transported to the trauma center and one is deceased," Officer Larry Hadfield told USA Today.
"This incident is being treated as a barricade at this time. There is no credible information that there is a second suspect," Officer Hadfield told CNN.
Police reported that the suspect had surrendered shortly before 3:30pm local time. They asked anyone with information to contact the police department.
Hadfield revealed to the media that the shooter was armed with a handgun and was the only person on the bus before he surrendered. "This is a single incident and is not deemed to be terrorism-related," he said.
The suspect in the bus has surrendered to officers, and is in custody. #LVMPDnews— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017