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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:48 PM

2 dead after shooting at Las Vegas Strip hotel

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Source: AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) A man shot and fatally wounded a woman, then killed himself Friday at the Excalibur hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, sending many patrons fleeing in fear.

It happened at about 8:30 p.m. near the high-rise hotel's front entrance, Las Vegas Metro Police Lt. Ray Steiber said.

The man died at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting the woman, who was a vendor at Excalibur's concierge desk, Steiber said. The woman was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.

Neither the gunman nor the victim was identified, and Steiber said the relationship between the two wasn't immediately clear.

The shootings happened as the hotel's front desk was busy on a Friday night with the National Finals Rodeo and other events in town. Steiber said patrons scattered at the first sound of gunfire, and no one else was wounded.

Witnesses on the casino floor said they saw poker players abruptly leaving their tables and many distraught people running for the exits after the gunshots rang out, the Las Vegas Sun reported.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/2-dead-shooting-las-vegas-strip-hotel-091315706--finance.html



Goddamnit. Now we can't have a conversation yet, because it'll be "too soon".

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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:53 PM

1. As with the earlier posting of this in LBN, we're locking this

See http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014337499 . It's a reality that a murder-suicide isn't so unusual that it's national news. Sorry.

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