Mirage hotel in Las Vegas was locked up and one person found dead in hotel room shooting: Police

Composite image of the facade of the mirage hotel and a social media photo of agents walking through the casino

The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas was locked on Thursday after a person was killed in a shooting at a hotel room.Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Ronald Hohmann

  • The Mirage in Las Vegas was locked after a report of a shooting in a hotel room.

  • Las Vegas Police said a dead man has been found.

  • Videos of the scene showed parts of the hotel being closed off and officers walking through the property.

The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas was locked on Thursday night after reports emerged of a shooting in a hotel room.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wrote in a tweet that it was investigating a shooting incident and that one person had been pronounced dead.

“We are investigating a shooting in a hotel room at the Mirage. One person has died,” the department wrote. “This is an active investigation and we will provide more information as it becomes available. Please avoid the area.”

Eileen De La Cruz, a guest at the hotel, told Insider that they saw “security in the casino” around 8 p.m. and “didn’t like it.”

“Then we tried to walk to the strip and they wouldn’t let us out. We asked what was going on, they didn’t say anything. There were never any announcements asking us to stay in our rooms or anything,” she said. .

She told Insider that she saw a stretcher being brought in, but saw no one leave.

It was unclear at the time of going to press whether the lockdown had been lifted.

Ronald Hohmann, who was at The Mirage at the time of the incident, posted a video to Twitter showing a group of uniformed officers walking through the property. Hohmann told Insider that he heard that one of the rooms had been shot.

Another video of the scene appeared to show a group of law enforcement officers moving through the property.

Photos and videos of the scene showed what appeared to be crowds of people being held at one of the hotel entrances.

NPR digital news director Saeed Ahmed reported that access to the second and eighth floors had been blocked, with staff citing an ongoing investigation.

Videos of the scene also showed police cars parked outside the hotel grounds.

8 News Anchoring Now Sasha Loftis reported at 11 p.m. — about two hours after news of the lockdown first emerged — that the tape had been removed from the crime scene in front of The Mirage and guests were allowed to re-enter.

Representatives from The Mirage did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

This is a story in development. Come back for updates.

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