Witnesses at the Blue Diamond Shopping Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, say that shots were fired in the area on Saturday evening. Several social media users have been tweeting that there was an active shooter at the plaza, but it’s unclear where the shooter may have been. In the video below, which could be considered NSFW due to profanity, you can clearly hear gunshots.
The person recording the video was standing outside of a Target store using his cell phone to record. As the gunshots got more intense, people in the area appeared to take cover, running to the side of the building and trying to keep themselves out of view.
Several other people in the area were located inside various stores — including the aforementioned Target, Kohl’s, and Ross — and tweeted that they had been placed on lockdown inside the store. Others tweeted that they were asked to leave the store and to evacuate the area.
Police have not released a statement about what happened. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this was an officer involved shooting. There have also been unconfirmed reports, like one from 13 Action News, that the suspect is “down.”
“Police are asking for people to stay clear of the area. There are road closures in effect. A police source told 13 Action News that the suspected shooter is down. Las Vegas police also tweeted that there has been a shooting involving Las Vegas police.”
Further details about the suspect aren’t clear at this time.
Gunshots can be heard outside of a Target store at the Blue Diamond Shopping Center in Las Vegas.
Gunshots can be heard outside of a Target store at the Blue Diamond Shopping Center in Las Vegas.Thanks for Like and Share