Five dead in Las Vegas shooting: Report

Tags: News
Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian were killed in an apparent ambush that ended with the two gunmen killing themselves, local media has reported.

One of the attackers yelled "This is the start of a revolution" before shooting the officers and stripping them of their weapons and ammunition yesterday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said.

Two officers were shot by the gunmen -- a man and a woman -- as they ate lunch at CiCi's Pizza , it said yesterday, citing police sources. One of the officers died at the scene, while the second subsequently died in surgery.

The attackers then headed to a nearby Walmart store, exchanging gunfire with and ultimately killing a civilian who was carrying a concealed weapon.

The male shooter, described as a tall white man, yelled "everyone get out" before shooting, Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill.

The two gunmen then went to the back of the Walmart for "some kind of suicide pact." McMahill .

Earlier, police alerted the public on their Twitter feed.

"We're investigating a multiple shooting at the 300 block of N Nellis. Persons have been injured. Avoid the area. Please RT. #Vegas," the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter.

Post new comment

E-mail ID will not be published
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • RBI must keep a strict vigil on private debt inflows

    A little over a year ago, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan had observed that central banks of the developed world were excessively liberal with printing mo

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

Chander Mohan Sethi

CMD, Reckitt Benckiser India

COLUMNIST

Tushar Gandhi

When too little could mean too late

The calamity in Jammu and Kashmir has once again shown ...

Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ

Genuine spirituality means true humanity

Every religion promises salvation to its followers. Rarely do we ...

Gautam Gupta

Moral policing is the need of the hour

Recently, when Deepika Padukone raised her voice against an objectionable ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture