Victim of shooting at Fashion Show Mall not cooperating, police say – Las Vegas Sun
Published Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 6:19 p.m.
Updated 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
Metro Police say a man wounded in a shooting at a Las Vegas Strip shopping mall isn’t cooperating with investigators, and they refuted an overnight report that a suspect had been taken into custody.
Officer Larry Hadfield said today that detectives were trying to identify the shooter and determine what led to an altercation involving two groups of people before a shot was fired about 6 p.m. Tuesday at the food court at the Fashion Show Mall.
While some of the individuals involved may have gang affiliations, the shooting does not appear to be gang-motivated, police said.
The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, Lt. Noah Grimm said.
No suspects have been identified, police said. Metro scheduled a news conference today for 2 p.m. today to discuss the case.
Lt. Mark Reddon told reporters at the scene that the injured man had a neck wound and ran down an escalator to Las Vegas Boulevard, while two witnesses fled in a blue Dodge vehicle.
Officer Jesse Roybal said today that two people had been detained for questioning but no arrests had been made. Patrol officers stopped a car occupied by associates of the victim near Interstate 15 and Spring Mountain Road after the shooting, police said.
Shortly afterward, officers were advised the victim had gone to Mountain View Hospital and was being treated for a gunshot wound, police said. The victim was later transported to the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
Witnesses said a physical altercation between two groups of people in the food court preceded the shooting near the Steve Madden store, according to police. No other injuries were reported.
Shoppers fled the upscale mall after the gunshot, and some stores in a wing near the shooting scene closed early.
Detectives from Metro’s gang crimes bureau have assumed responsibility for the investigation.
Metro, in a tweet today, asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact the department’s public information office.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.