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3 wounded in shooting reported at Las Vegas Strip parking garage

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 | 9:21 a.m.

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries after a shooting was reported early Wednesday at a parking garage off the Las Vegas Strip, Metro Police said. A third person was found nearby with minor injuries, police said.

Initial reports that the shooting took place in the foyer of the Regal UA Showcase Theatre 8 were inaccurate, but the shooting occurred nearby, Metro Police Officer Laura Meltzer said.

Just after midnight Wednesday morning, police received calls of gunshots at a parking garage in the 3700 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, Meltzer said.

When police arrived, Meltzer said, one victim was found in the garage elevator lobby and a second victim was in an elevator on the fifth floor with apparent gunshot wounds. They were both transported to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Meltzer said a third victim was found near the street with minor injuries.

“It is believed the victims and the suspects knew each other and were involved in an ongoing dispute,” Meltzer said. “This was not a random shooting.”

She said it was unclear how many people were involved.

Meltzer said police believe two groups of people — the victims and an unknown number of suspects — had a verbal altercation earlier Tuesday evening at a different location, before the shooting.

There were no further details released about the suspects, and Meltzer said there were no indications the shooting was gang related.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro at 828-5634 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or at crimestoppersofnv.com.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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