Man Killed In Las Vegas Casino Shooting

Man Killed In Las Vegas Casino ShootingOn Monday at 2:41 a.m, North Las Vegas Police were dispatched to the Lucky Club Casino after it was reported a man had been shot. By the time officers arrived they found a 31 year-old man suffering with apparent gunshot wounds and the suspected shooter 35 year-old Shonta Hammond, being detained by casino security.
Unfortunately, the victim died later from his injuries at the University Medical Center. Meanwhile, Shonta Hammond was arrested and taken to Las Vegas City Jail, where he has now been charged with a number offences, including murder and carrying a concealed weapon.
North Las Vegas has already reported nine homicides this year, and in the latest incident it is believed convicted felon Shonta Hammond and his victim got into an argument inside the Lucky Club Casino before Hammond pulled out his firearm and killed the man.
Nevertheless, eight hours after the murder it was business as usual for the casino’s patrons as they played at the slot machines and lined-up along the bar. Casino regulars also seemed shocked to discover their had been a violent incident at the casino, with patron Alvin Blackwell, explaining: “It’s the Lucky Club, people come here for fun, not fighting. This is the first incident of violence I have ever heard of (here).”
Residents staying at the small casino hotel at the time even were oblivious to the fatal shooting, with Catalina Cruz saying she had retired to her room at 1:30 a.m. and hadn’t heard any noise the whole night. “It was really quiet around here,” said Cruz.
In the meantime, the Clark County coroner’s office has yet to identify the victim and the North Las Vegas Police Department has urged anyone with any further information to call the Department on 702-633-9111 or alternatively at Crime Stoppers on 702-385-5555, to remain anonymous.

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