1 dead in Ve­gas at­tack; man sur­ren­ders

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

A gun­man who had bar­ri­caded him­self in­side a bus Satur­day along the Las Ve­gas Strip after a shoot­ing that left one per­son dead and an­other wounded sur­ren­dered later in the af­ter­noon, of­fi­cials said.

The at­tack prompted a par­tial clo­sure of the busy boule­vard, but pedes­tri­ans had started re­turn­ing to the nor­mally busy area by late in the af­ter­noon.

The stand­off be­gan about 11 a.m. after a shoot­ing on a dou­bledecker bus stopped on Las Ve­gas Boule­vard near the Cos­mopoli­tan ho­tel-casino, in the heart of the Strip.

“He was on the bus. He was shoot­ing peo­ple on the bus. He was just con­tained to that lo­ca­tion. He never ex­ited the bus,” Clark County As­sis­tant Sher­iff Tom Roberts said.

Uni­ver­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter spokes­woman Danita Co­hen said two peo­ple were taken to a hos­pi­tal after the shoot­ing. She said one died and the other was in fair con­di­tion.

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