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.