Two security guards have been fatally shot in a shooting incident at a Las Vegas casino on December 30. According to the police, the security guards were investigating a disturbance at an Arizona Charlie's Decatur room when the shooter opened fire. The alleged gunman has experienced injuries after he turned the gun on himself.
Capt. Robert Plummer of the police department told media outside the crime scene that the motive of the gunman is not known, but investigators believe it was an isolated incident. He added that the episode has nothing to do with terrorism.
The shooting incident took place before 7 a.m. at the casino located west of the Las Vegas Strip. The authorities have identified the suspect as Christopher Olague.
The police confirmed that the suspect fled from the hotel-casino after the shooting and tried entering a nearby neighborhood, but the residents were able to keep him out. He was found in a laundry room of the second home where he appeared to have shot himself in the head, according to Lt. Dan McGrath. He added that the suspect tried stealing a car at the first home.
The suspect’s condition is critical, and authorities have described it as a "non-survivable wound."
As of now, the identities of the dead victims have not been released. The guards were a man and a woman in their 40s. The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the identities along with their causes of death.
What happened inside the hotel room remains unclear, as per Lt. Dan McGrath. The hotel-casino's office has not yet commented in the regard of the incident.
The shooting incident has come after three months of the most deadly mass shootings in modern U.S. history, wherein a high-stakes gambler killed 58 people and injured hundreds more before killing himself.
The officials have assured the residents and visitors that the city is safe.