This is the kind of casino news we do hate to report, but it comes as a necessary. Tragedies can happen to anyone anywhere. The shooting occurred the same day that a young man killed his mother and then killed 20 children and six adults in a school in Newtown, Connecticut, on the other bank of the United States. The attacker also committed suicide in this case, according to the New York Times.
In this horrific happening, a man shot a woman in a casino in Las Vegas and then he shot himself, causing panic among the other people present at the scene. The whole episode happened at the lobby of the Excalibur Hotel Casino. The man was pronounced dead Friday at the scene, while the woman died later in hospital, according to the media. Workers from the casino expressed a serious disappointment at the happening, taking into account the security measures Excalibur Hotel Casino takes.
Excalibur shared via their Facebook account: “Everything indicates that it was an act of domestic violence. Local authorities have the matter under control.”
Witnesses told the media that there were scenes of chaos in the hotel, with people running in all directions after heard several shots. They commented panic spread pretty quickly along to people in the proximities.
All land-based casino aficionados should always remember that these kind of events happen in a random manner. Either way, it is recommended to always take all the measures possible, safety always comes first.
Below you can find direct coverage from the horrific event