14 Shot at Vegas Hookah Parlor, 1 killed and 2 seriously injured
14 people were shot at the hookah parlor and police said one person was killed and two of those hit by the bullets were seriously injured.
Police Capt. Dory Coren said the shooting took place on February 26 at around 3:15 a.m. and preliminary information indicated there was a party, during which two men clashed and several people were fired upon.
Capt Koren told reporters that no arrests had been made and no suspicious details were immediately available but that officials did not believe there was a danger to the general public.
Captain Koren said police went to the hookah bar identified by the Las Vegas Review-Journal as Manny’s Glow Ultra Lounge & Restaurant after receiving several 911 calls.
Captain Koren said officers secured the scene and provided assistance, including installing tourniquets and providing CPR. Investigators were trying to find out what kind of gun or guns were used in the shooting.
“It’s a pretty big scene so it’s going on so it takes a while to see the whole scene,” he said. “We are not really sure what kind of weapon was used, or indeed if there were two shooters. We believe there was an exchange of gunfire, but we are still investigating all information.
Captain Koren said the medical aid to the victims was provided by officers who initially “definitely gave a significance to this matter,”. Hookahs are water pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco that comes in a variety of flavours.
Hours after the shooting, most of the shopping plazas where the shooting took place were closed by police tape as officers looked for stray bullets and other evidence.
D-Nav’s US Representative Dina Titus said on Twitter: “My condolences to the victim, her loved ones and all those injured in the horrific shooting at the hookah lounge last night.” “We must do more to end gun violence.”