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Vegas theater shooting: Many shooters, few casualties

A shooting outside a Las Vegas movie theater between two non-gang "groups" leaves two critically wounded and a third with a minor injury.

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An overnight shooting in a parking structure outside a Las Vegas Strip movie theater left two people critically wounded and one person with a minor injury, police said Wednesday.

Police don't believe the shooting just after midnight was a random act, but 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.

"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."

 

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. The parking structure lobby has entrances to the theater and to Las Vegas Boulevard.

It wasn't immediately clear how many shooters there were, but Meltzer said multiple shots were fired.

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