Two casino employees at a resort on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, are dead in what authorities said was an apparent murder-suicide.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the shooter had been a no-show at his job at Wynn Resorts for two days.
When he went on to the property shortly before 6 p.m. March 9, his company badge triggered an alert to security, and a guard went to check the situation.
The suspect, seated in a car in a remote area on the fifth floor of the employee parking lot, fired off multiple rounds at the guard, Metro police Lt. Ray Spencer said at a press conference provided by KVVU-TV.
The guard, described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect, identified as in his 40s and also a Hispanic man, then got out of the vehicle, turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, police said.
Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the shooting and don’t believe the two men knew each other.
“We have no idea what led him to take the actions that he took,” Lt. Spencer said, noting the murder-suicide appeared to be an isolated workplace incident.
“You’re dealing with a hotel that has a very robust security procedure,” he noted. “This property has an exceptional security response and they handled this extremely well with their internal response.”
Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox said the company is “deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred” and have reached out to the families to offer assistance.
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