The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas was locked down and one person was found dead in a hotel room shooting: police

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The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas was placed on lockdown on Thursday after one person was killed in a hotel room shooting.Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Ronald Hohmann
  • The Mirage in Las Vegas was put on lockdown after a shooting was reported in a hotel room.

  • The Las Vegas police said one person has been found dead.

  • Videos from the scene showed parts of the hotel on lockdown and officers moving through the premises.

The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas was put under lockdown on Thursday night after reports emerged of a shooting in a hotel room.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wrote in a tweet that it was investigating a shooting incident and that one person had been pronounced dead.

"We are investigating a shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage. One person has been pronounced deceased," the department wrote. "This is an active investigation and we will provide more information as it becomes available. Please avoid the area."

At around 1 a.m. on Friday, the police confirmed that three people had been shot, including the deceased. According to a tweet from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the victims and the suspect know each other. The police said the suspect is still at large.

 

Eileen De La Cruz, a guest at the hotel, told Insider that she saw security running in the casino at around 8 p.m.

"Than we tried to walk to the strip and they wouldn't let us out. We asked what was going on they said nothing. There was never any announcements asking us to stay in our rooms or anything," she said. She said she saw a stretcher being brought in, but did not see anyone leaving on it.

As of press time, it was unclear if the lockdown had been lifted.

Ronald Hohmann, who was in The Mirage at the time of the incident, posted a video to Twitter showing a group of uniformed officers moving through the premises.

Another video from the scene appeared to show a group of law enforcement officers moving through the premises.

 

Photos and videos from the scene showed crowds of people being held near one of the hotel's entrances.

 

NPR digital news director Saeed Ahmed reported that access to the second and eighth floors had been blocked.

Videos from the scene also showed police cars parked outside the hotel's premises.

8 News Now anchor Sasha Loftis reported at 11 p.m. — around two hours after news of the lockdown first emerged — that the crime scene tape in front of The Mirage was taken down, and that guests were being allowed back in.

Representatives for The Mirage did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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