Eyewitnesses of the Blue Diamond Shopping Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, say that around 5:00 pm, shots were fired in the area on Saturday night. Local time. Several social media users tweeted that there was an active shooter in the square, many unsure where exactly the shots were fired. The police have since confirmed that the shooting was a "domestic quarrel" that took place within a Ross Dress for Less store.
"This was a domestic dispute with the Ross at Valley View & Blue Diamond: The domestic quarrel between a family, man tried to shoot a woman, that's when officers shot him, not a word about his condition "Las Vegas police told 8NewsNow . It is not known if anyone was injured in this incident.
In the following video, which can be considered as NSFW for obscenities, you can clearly hear shots.
The person who shot the video was standing outside a destination store recording his cell phone. As the shooting grew heavier, people in the area seemed to take cover, run to the side of the building and hide. Although it sounds as if the shots were coming from inside the Target store, it was confirmed that the shooting at the Ross store was on the same mall
"People are breathing hard and people are crying," Video says. "Woah, I've heard shots again, shots again, oh sh * t, they're really shots," he adds.
Several people in the area were in various stores – including the aforementioned Target, Kohls and Ross – and tweeted that they had been stowed in the store. Others tweet that they were asked to leave the business and / or evacuate the area.
"We're at Kohl's We were detained here for a while, they just gave the all-clear" wrote a Twitter user .
"We were at the finish next to Ross, people came running in and said someone would take pictures and get off in Ross next door" tweeted another .
Police have not disclosed any further information about what has happened nor the current state of the suspect. Many roads in the area have reopened, although some entrances are still closed at this time and things are starting to return to normal.
Gunshots can be heard outside a Target store at the Blue Diamond Shopping Center in Las Vegas.
Firearms can be heard outside the target store at the Blue Diamond shopping mall in Las Vegas.