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Gunman Opens Fire On Gamblers In Las Vegas Casino


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#1 gatortom64

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:22 AM

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- A man on a walkway over the New York-New York casino floor opened fire on the gamblers below early Friday, wounding four people before he was tackled by officers and patrons, police said.The New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where a man opened fire on patrons Friday. Two women and two men were being treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, said Officer Ramon Denby, spokesman for the Las Vegas, Nevada, Metropolitan Police Department.The gunman is believed to be in his early 50s and a Las Vegas resident. He was not a hotel employee or guest, Denby said.The man entered the casino from the walkway connecting the New York-New York to the MGM Grand a little before 1 a.m., and randomly fired several times at people on the casino floor below, said Denby. "Investigators are still collecting bullets," he said.Denby said the Las Vegas casino remained opened, and investigators were interviewing witnesses."This is a very rare incident," said Denby. "It seems like some local guy who snapped and went to the hotel to do it."The 2,000-room casino, which opened in 1997, features a facade replicating the New York City skyline, with a 47-story knockoff of the Empire State Building, a 150-foot Statue of Liberty and a Coney Island-style roller coaster. It is owned by MGM Mirage.Casino spokeswoman Yvette Monet said its operations had been fully restored Friday morning."Guests are being informed that it's business as usual," Monet said


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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:36 AM

And the slot players never moved a muscle.
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:09 AM

I know a guy that was there.....he said this guy was playing poker and was "all in" for his last $200 when his opponent hit a one outer... :club: ....

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:17 AM

Death sentence.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:19 AM

NY NY has great pizza.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:37 AM

View PostDogpatch, on Friday, July 6th, 2007, 10:36 AM, said:

And the slot players never moved a muscle.
And the poker players said they'd run for cover AFTER they played their button.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:37 AM

View Postpsujohn, on Friday, July 6th, 2007, 11:37 AM, said:

And the poker players said they'd run for cover AFTER they played their button.
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 09:58 AM

Just got a phone call from a friend who was right next to one of the victims...
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:08 AM

my youngest daughter was with my folks all day doing stuff at NY NY, thank goodness they weren't there that late................lucky stuff.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:07 PM

View PostCBass1724, on Friday, July 6th, 2007, 8:19 AM, said:

NY NY has great pizza.
and the best piano bar

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

reason number 8742 to hate new york
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Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:38 PM

Trying to make the Vegas NY NY exactly like the real thing is starting to get out of hand.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 07:42 AM

so i'm sitting there at NY NY.. I pick up two bullets..pocket aces.




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