John Bacon, USA TODAY
One person is dead and three others have been wounded in a shooting in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub inside Bally's Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Metro police said.
Police Lt. Jay Roberts said a suspect was in custody and the victims were taken to University Medical Center.
Roberts says the shooting happened before 6 a.m. (9 a.m. ET) Monday at Drai's, an after-hours club. Police crime-scene tape was wrapped around some rows of slot machines outside the club, but gambling continued elsewhere in the casino.
FOX5 TV in Las Vegas, citing a witness at the scene, said a fight broke out inside Drai's nightclub, which is in the casino. The suspect was asked to leave, FOX5 reported.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing police, reported that when the suspect was denied a refund of the club's cover charge, he pulled a gun on the club manager and shot him in the arm. Two security guards and a patron of the club then tried to wrestle away the gun, police said. The security guards were injured by gunfire and the patron was killed, the Review-Journal reported.
"Typical good samartian killed while trying to help," police Sgt. John Sheahan said.
The shooter will be booked at Clark County Detention Center after his release from the hospital, the Review-Journal said.
Lt. Jay Roberts said the shooter likely fired three or four shots. It's unclear if the club host who refused to let the shooter inside was one of the victims.
Police did not disclose the extent of the other victims' injuries.
The Strip was the scene of a dramatic shooting and explosion last winter. Authorities say verbal sparring erupted into a shooting, chase and crash that left three people dead in February. The suspect faces trial Dec. 2 and could face the death penalty