Shots Were Fired at Circus Circus Last Weekend

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Visitors at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino were evacuated this past weekend after shots were fired at the Adventuredome entertainment center.

The shots were fired at about 7:30 pm on Saturday and saw two groups fighting, resulting in the gunfire. Three people were wounded and were taken to the hospital. The Adventuredome is a family entertainment center attached to the casino and hotel, complete with rollercoasters, arcades, and circus acts.

Police have already arrested a person of interest in the shooting, as there was a bevy of officers on the Las Vegas Strip this past weekend.

Speaking to TV station KLAS a Circus Circus visitor said, "We had left to go to dinner. And then we came back… I saw people in tears, crying. This should be a family area, where all these kids play. And to know that people are out there just killing people - it's not OK."

Las Vegas has been struggling to bring in visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and violence does nothing but deter the city from rebounding. To that end, there have been reports that violent crimes are up 30% this year, a concerning number for a city so highly dependent on tourism.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.