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Warning: this video contains graphic content. The video was provided to the Reno Gazette Journal by a witness. Reno Gazette Journal
Two people, including a police officer, were shot near the Las Vegas Strip on Monday night following a protest in memory of the death of George Floyd.
The separate shootings took place about 2 miles apart from each other on the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard. The status of the victims are unknown.
Witnesses say the man who was shot by police was carrying a weapon and opened fire first. Witnesses say the man was a protester, but authorities haven’t confirmed it yet.
The man’s status is unknown and was last seen by a reporter being tended to by medical personnel.
A Snap shared with the Reno Gazette Journal by a witness shows the moment of the shooting.
Police have blocked off the Las Vegas Strip from The Strat — the towering resort on South Las Vegas Boulevard — to Caesars Palace.
A press conference is expected later this morning.
Map of the approximate locations of the shootings:
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.
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