14 shot at Vegas hookah parlor; 1 dead and 2 critically hurt


Fourteen individuals have been shot earlier than daybreak Saturday morning at a hookah parlor in Las Vegas. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret Information)

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LAS VEGAS — Fourteen individuals have been shot earlier than daybreak Saturday morning at a hookah parlor in Las Vegas and police mentioned one man died and two of these hit by gunfire suffered important accidents.

The taking pictures occurred at about 3:15 a.m. Pacific Time and preliminary data indicated there was a celebration throughout which two individuals acquired into an altercation and exchanged gunfire, hanging a number of individuals, mentioned police Capt. Dori Koren.

Koren instructed reporters no arrests have been made and no suspect descriptions have been instantly accessible however that authorities didn’t consider there was any hazard to most of the people.

Police went to the hookah bar recognized by the Las Vegas Overview-Journal as Manny’s Glow Extremely Lounge & Restaurant after receiving a number of 911 calls, Koren mentioned.

Officers secured the scene and rendered help, together with making use of tourniquets and administering CPR, Koren mentioned.

Investigators have been making an attempt to find out the varieties of gun or weapons used within the taking pictures.

“It is a pretty big scene so it is going so take a while to undergo the whole scene,” he mentioned. “We’re not likely certain precisely what sort of weapon was used, or precisely if there have been two shooters. We consider there was an alternate of gunfire, however we’re nonetheless wanting into all of data.”

The medical help offered to victims by the officers who initially responded “positively made a significance on this case,” Koren mentioned.

Hookahs are water pipes which can be used to smoke specifically made tobacco that is available in completely different flavors.

Hours after the taking pictures, a lot of procuring plaza the place the taking pictures occurred remained cordoned off by police tape as officers regarded for stray bullets and different proof.

“My ideas are with the sufferer, their family members, and all these injured in final evening’s mindless taking pictures at a hookah lounge,” U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., mentioned on Twitter. “We should do extra to finish gun violence.”

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