Las Vegas hookah lounge shooting leaves 1 dead, 13 injured

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An overnight shooting at a Las Vegas hookah lounge left one man dead and 13 other people injured, police said Saturday. The suspect or suspects fled the scene, and police are still looking for them, CBS affiliate KLAS reports.

Police believe, based on a preliminary investigation, that two people got into a fight during an overnight party at the hookah lounge. Multiple people were injured when gunfire erupted.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it received multiple reports of the shooting around 3: 15 a.m. local time. Once at the scene, officers discovered 14 gunshot wound victims who were then transported to a local hospital.

Two of the victims are in critical condition, while the rest are in stable condition, police said. Clark County Coroner’s Office is expected to release information about the victim, including his cause of death and the manner in which he died.

Authorities said they believe the incident was isolated. According to KLAS, there is no threat to public safety.

Those with information regarding the fatal shooting are encouraged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Section.

Tori B. Powell

Tori B. Powell is a breaking news reporter at CBS News. Reach her at tori.powell@viacomcbs.com

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