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4 injured in shooting at downtown Las Vegas casino

Updated Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 6:02 p.m.

Four people were injured, one critically, early Sunday morning in a shooting in a downtown Las Vegas hotel, according to Metro Police.

Lt. William Matchko described the shooting at the El Cortez as an isolated incident, which closed the property for several hours.

Gunfire erupted on the fifth floor during an altercation between multiple persons, the property said on Twitter.

Several suspects had been detained early Sunday, Matchko said, but it wasn't clear if they were arrested.

Police responded at about 1:45 a.m. to casino at 600 E. Fremont St., Matchko said.

One person had life-threatening injuries while the other three were expected to survive, Matchko said.

Information on the severity of the wounds, how many of the victims were hospitalized and what led to the shooting was not available.