Violence Continues on the Las Vegas Strip with More Shootings

When one thinks of the Las Vegas Strip, usually bright lights and casinos come to mind. However, here lately, the area seems to be filled with violence. Over the past few weeks, incidents have occurred on the Strip, from fights to shootings. This past week, the violence continued with one man shot right outside the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Police are doing their best to control the situation, but it seems there is no end in sight.

MGM Incident

With the incident at the MGM, one man was shot by another and he was hospitalized, though this injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. For the shooter, he reportedly ran from the valet area, which is where the shooting took place.

He was finally detained at midnight by security officers of the MGM Grand, according to Metro police. The suspect has been identified as Tre Holly, a 25 year old male. Police arrested him on attempted murder charges.

The suspect will have to enter a plea in court and if he is found guilty, he could go to prison for two to 20 years.

Another Suspect Apprehended

Over the past few months, several crimes have taken place along the Strip that involved firearms. Back in October, the MGM Grand was subject to an altercation between two men and a gun was fired on the casino gaming floor.

On Saturday, police happened to make an arrest in a prior incident that took place in September. Twenty-two year old Earnest Ruff was arrested and faces a whopping 33 charges. He allegedly was part of a shooting and now faces a total of eight counts of attempted murder and over 20 counts regarding discharging a firearm in a structure.

The shooting in this instance took place near the McCarran International Airport. It was connected to a shooting that took place next to the Stage Door Casino. A drive by shooting occurred near the casino where three people were wounded.

Many of the people associated with the acts of violence have turned out to be juveniles. Police have reported several suspects are in their late teens or early 20s. In one instance that took place in early November, a young person was arrested for shooting at the Metrodome of the Circus Circus Casino.

Protecting the City

Because the violence has been ongoing for many weeks, police are trying their best to increase patrols and provide further protection for the city. Casinos are dealing with the pandemic as well as the ongoing struggle of potential violence.

For many casinos on the Strip, the weekends have new restrictions. Some properties are only allowing reward members inside or those who have a restaurant reservation. The goal is to weed out those who might do harm and keep other players protected.

So far, the increased police presence has helped as officers have been able to respond quickly to incidents that take place on the Strip mere moments after they occur. Hopefully, the incidents will die down and players can feel safe when traveling to the Strip in Las Vegas.

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Rebecca
Rebecca lives in Las Vegas and after completing her degree at Reynolds Journalism school joined the USGS team to pursue her journalism dreams.