One Killed in Las Vegas; Gunman Surrenders After 4-hour Standoff

Even the auto rickshaw driver who shot the incident on his mobile phone did not try to stop the man.

One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting on a bus in Las Vegas, police said.

The attacker surrendered after a standoff on Saturday (Pacific Time) that lasted over four hours, CNN quoted police spokesman Larry Hadfield as saying. One person died, while Hadfield said the second person shot had minor injuries and was hospitalised.

The incident is not related to terrorism, Hadfield said. There also is no evidence that the incident is connected to a robbery, on Saturday, at the Bellagio luxury hotel and casino, he added.

A Four-Hour Standoff

A man on a bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person, and wounding another before barricading himself inside. The standoff between the police and him began at around 11 am PDT Saturday, on the bus when it was stopped near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino.

Negotiators, robots and armoured vehicles surrounded the bus for hours. Tourists in neighbouring hotels and casinos were also warned and the Strip was shut down for kilometers in both directions

(With inputs from IANS)