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Police: Teens held after gun fired in casino loitering case

Updated Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 2:54 p.m.

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Rayshawn Strickland

Police say an arrest that involved a gunshot at a Las Vegas Strip casino early Tuesday stemmed from suspicion that two teenage males were underage and loitering on the gambling floor.

No one was injured by a shot into the floor while officers struggled with a 17-year-old who ran and tried to pull a handgun from his waistband at Planet Hollywood, Officer Larry Hadfield said.

A spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment, parent company of the resort, said the case did not involve underage gambling.

The 17-year-old was detained as a juvenile on unspecified charges, Hadfield said. His name wasn't made public.

Rayshawn Strickland, 19, also surrendered a gun when he was taken into custody, Hadfield said. Strickland's hometown wasn't reported.

Records showed that Strickland was jailed on a felony concealed firearm charge and as a fugitive on a warrant from Oregon charging him with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.