Suspect shoots, injures two people in Las Vegas

Two people were shot near 4th and Fremont Street in Las Vegas on Thursday night. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the gunfire was heard around 10:15 p.m., local time.

“Two victims suffered minor injuries. It appears to be an isolated incident involving a group of people,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wrote on Twitter.

“It appears to be an isolated incident involving a group of people.”

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

The incident scene is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in Las Vegas. The street is crowded by tourists and locals, who seek entertainment, including casinos, stores, bars and restaurants.

The two victims had suffered minor injuries due to single gunshot wounds. Upon the police’s arrival to investigate the scene, both of the wounded victims were taken to a hospital.

On that Friday at midnight, police started to investigate the incident and the shooting scene. Speaking about the motive, they explained that there was an isolated incident between the suspect and the victims.

The authorities assigned extra officers to preserve and maintain crowds at the incident scene. The extra personnel included fire trucks, police vehicles, and an ambulance parked around Casino Center Boulevard and Ogden Avenue.

As of Friday morning, the authorities expanded the area of investigation around Fremont Street.

During the investigation, a Twitter account posted a video of officers setting up the crime scene with the police line.

More Violence On Fremont Street

The shooting was the second fatal incident that occurred within two days on Fremont Street. One day before, two tourists were killed in the same area in a hit-and-run accident.

The police have identified the victims, a 44-year-old man, and a 51-year-old woman from New Mexico. The culprit, Mykael Terrel, who is from Las Vegas, was later arrested for DUI and hit-and-run charges.

“Evidence at the scene, witness statements, and video surveillance of the collision indicated two pedestrians were crossing Fremont Street on 4th Street against a do not cross pedestrian signal from east to west,” police said in a statement.

As per police reports, the 28-year-old Terrel drove an SUV, breaking through the green traffic signal, and striking the victims. Based on the footage, Terrel then drove his car northbound and ran away from the location.

“The GMC Acadia fled the collision scene northbound 4th Street and did not return,” police added, noting that the male victim was “beyond medical intervention and was pronounced deceased at the scene.”