A Metropolitan Police Department officer who was reported to have accidentally shot himself Saturday night while on the Strip is expected to survive.
Officers were called about 10:05 p.m. to the 3900 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South after reports that an off-duty officer accidentally discharged his weapon, shooting himself. When police arrived they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the “lower body,” according to a Metro press release.
Metro did not specify where the officer was when the shooting happened, but dispatch records indicate police responded to Delano Las Vegas, 3940 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A spokesman for MGM Resorts International, which owns the property, declined to comment Sunday afternoon.
The officer was taken to University Medical Center with survivable injuries, police said. No one else was injured.
Metro will conduct an internal investigation into the shooting, the release said. Further information was not available Saturday night.