LAS VEGAS — A man shot and fatally wounded a woman, then killed himself Friday at the Excalibur hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, sending many frightened patrons fleeing.
The shootings happened at about 8:30 p.m. near the high-rise hotel's front entrance, Las Vegas Metro Police Lt. Ray Steiber said.
The man shot the woman, who was a vendor at Excalibur's concierge desk, then turned the gun on himself, Steiber said. The man died at the scene, and the woman was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.
The shooting happened as the hotel's registration desk was busy on a Friday night with the National Finals Rodeo and other events in town. Steiber said patrons scattered at the first sound of gunfire, and no one else was wounded.
Neither the gunman nor the victim was identified, and Steiber said the relationship between the two wasn't immediately clear.
The woman who was shot worked at the hotel's concierge desk as a vendor for travel website VEGAS.com, which is owned by the Greenspun family, publishers of the Las Vegas Sun.