Several dead in gun attack in Las Vegas

Several dead in gun attack in Las Vegas

bAt least three people have been killed in a gun attack at a university in the US state of Nevada. A fourth victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, as the Las Vegas police announced on Wednesday in the short message service X, formerly Twitter. The attacker is dead. “There is no longer any danger to the public,” said Las Vegas Sheriff Kevin McMahill.

The shots were fired on Wednesday afternoon (local time) on the campus of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Students were called on to get to safety and the police arrived with a large contingent. A short time later, police announced that the suspected attacker had been found and was dead. The exact background to the attack was initially unclear.

A woman told local station KVVU that she heard several loud noises and fled into a building on campus. “I ran into the basement and we were in the basement for 20 minutes.” She was later evacuated by the police.

In the USA there are repeated gun attacks with many people injured or killed. According to the specialized website Gun Violence Archive, there have already been 600 attacks nationwide this year in which four or more people were injured or killed by firearms.

The gambling metropolis of Las Vegas in the western United States was the scene of the deadliest gun attack in US history in 2017. At that time, 58 people were shot at a music festival, and two more people died as a result of their injuries in the following years.


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