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2 people wounded in shooting at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas

Updated July 24, 2017 - 4:22 am

Two people were shot Monday morning at an eastern valley casino, and the shooter is at large, Las Vegas police said.

The Metropolitan Police Department said a man was shot in the leg and a woman was shot in the foot about 12:40 a.m. at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, near Flamingo Road.

A man pulled a handgun and shot his ex-lover’s stepfather in the leg at Sam’s Town Live, an events center at the casino, Lt. David Gordon said. The bullet ricocheted and hit an unrelated woman in the foot. Both the stepfather and woman were treated at the scene.

Security chased the shooter to a nearby recreational vehicle park, Gordon said. Metro searched with help from their helicopter and K-9 unit but could not find him. Police are still working on identifying the shooter as of 5 p.m. Monday, police said.

There was also police activity at Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town, adjacent to the casino. Tomer Berkowitz, 26, said police told him he could not enter the RV park because of an active incident involving Sam’s Town. He said he was told he could re-enter the campgrounds a short time later.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter. Review-Journal writer Bianca Cseke contributed to this report.

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