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article imageEarly Saturday morning shooting in front of Caesars Palace Special

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By Jay David Murphy
Nov 28, 2009 in Crime
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Shots were fired from a car at pedestrians in front of Caesars Palace on Las Vegas Boulevard early Saturday morning has heavy crowds travel up and down the Strip.
Just before 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning in front of Caesars Palace on Las Vegas Boulevard pedestrians and a group of people in a car started an argument. The heated exchange of words almost turned deadly.
Gunfire erupted from the car with four passengers and one of the members of the group of pedestrians in front of Caesars Palace was shot in the hip.
With in a few minutes Las Vegas Metro rolled in force. They shut down the Las Vegas Strip from Flamingo to Spring Mountain.
Motorcycle patrolman started by turning the heavy traffic around at the Venetian and began clearing out the traffic jammed up in between the two intersections.
Meanwhile, police officers were able to capture two of the four people who were in the car from which the shots were fired. Two others are still being sought in the shooting.
Digital Journal's, Jay David Murphy was on scene and got the photos.
Asking an initial patrolman, who had barricaded a section on the property of Caesars Palace, what had taken place he replied, "They are shooting a movie."
Upon arriving at the entrance of Caesars Palace it was obvious it was a crime scene.
Another patrolman responded to the question of what had happened with, "there was a shooting but you will have to contact Metro for any details we are now investigating the incident."
Friends who were with the victim waited under the protection of officers.
There were several people in the group of pedestrians associated with the victim. They waited at the entrance of Caesars Palace while police searched for the two that got away and began their crime scene investigation which included a search and photos of the car where the shots were fired from.
Police have still yet to identify the shooter and accomplices and the victim's name.
The shooting incident shut down the Las Vegas Strip for about two hours Saturday morning.
Friends of the victim under the protection of Las Vegas Metro in front of Caesars Palace.
Friends of the victim under the protection of Las Vegas Metro in front of Caesars Palace.
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The car where the shots were fired from at pedestrians in front of Caesars Palace.
The car where the shots were fired from at pedestrians in front of Caesars Palace.
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