Las Vegas: Shooting in a movie theater left two in critical condition

Las Vegas: Shooting in a movie theater left two in critical condition Shooting in a movie theater left two people in critical condition and one person with minor injuries. The shooting happen at UA Showcase Theater Wednesday night in a parking structure outside Las Vegas Strip.

“The theater had nothing to do with it,” Meltzer told The Associated Press. “They were not coming from a movie. It was not in the theater lobby.”

Officer Laura Meltzer said the shooter or shooters hadn’t been identified. She added initial reports from a police spokesman at the scene that the shooting happened in the theater lobby were incorrect.

One of the most seriously wounded men was found in the parking elevator lobby and the other in an elevator on the fifth floor.

Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from an ongoing conflict between members of two groups that squared off in the parking structure near the UA Showcase 8 Theater, Meltzer said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many shooters there were, but Meltzer said multiple shots were fired. The parking structure has several entrances to the Theater.

“The theater had nothing to do with it,” Meltzer told The Associated Press. “They were not coming from a movie. It was not in the theater lobby.”

One of the most seriously wounded people was found when Police arrived to the parking structure lobby in an elevator car on the fifth floor of the six-story. They were transported in critical condition to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas Nevada.

Meltzer said investigators don’t believe the confrontation between the two groups was gang-related, but they were still trying to determine the relationship between them.

The third victim was treated at the scene for injuries that Metzer said wasn’t believed to be life threating. The wounded were described as males, but their ages weren’t immediately known. Police and property security officers closed exits and entrances to the Showcase Mall parking structure for more than two hours while they investigated, the police spokeswoman said.

According to movie show times, the last features of the night let out shortly before the shooting was reported. Meltzer said she didn’t know if anyone inside the theater heard or knew about the shooting outside.

“There’s no indication in the call that any evacuation was needed,” she said. Las Vegas Police are still looking for the responsible of this shooting.

Las Vegas crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 10 years with violent crime increasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Las Vegas for 2013 is expected to be higher than in 2010.

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