At around 8:30 p.m. local time, police responded to a 911 call about a shooting in a room at the Mirage Casino and Hotel, where a man was found dead and two women were injured, Las Vegas Metro Police Capt. Dori Koren said. late night press conference.
He said the officers and security personnel immediately began providing medical aid to the surviving victims, who were taken to hospital in critical condition.
Billy Hemsley, 54, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, police said Friday. Hemsley was “engaged in an argument with several family members in a hotel room,” according to a police report.
“At some point in the argument, Hemsley shot the three victims and fled the area,” the affidavit added.
It is unclear whether Hemsley has an attorney.
Authorities preliminarily believe the suspect shot the three victims in a fight inside the room, though the investigation is still ongoing, Koren said.
“We take incidents like this — any extreme violence that occurs in our city — very seriously,” Koren said. “We are confident that we will solve this case.”
A police captain said officers arrived on the scene within a minute of the 911 call, Koren said.