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Club shooting leaves questions about Strip security

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Las Vegas Metro police taped off a section inside Bally's hotel-casino after an early morning shooting on Oct. 21, 2013. (Shannon Moore/FOX5) Las Vegas Metro police taped off a section inside Bally's hotel-casino after an early morning shooting on Oct. 21, 2013. (Shannon Moore/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The news of a deadly crime quickly spread down the Las Vegas Strip on Monday morning.

"I heard the sirens going down the Strip and I knew something bad had happened," said one New York City tourist.
 
"It's not what you want to hear on your first day here," said Vincent Mahon, who is visiting from Ireland.
 
"It's scary. My mom texted me and asked if I was OK. When I looked into it I said, 'Oh my gosh,'" said New York City tourist Alina Rubezhovi.

Many tourists showed concern over their own safety after hearing about the early morning shooting inside Bally's Hotel & Casino - while others questioned coming back.

"The Strip is a very safe place to vacation. You have to understand that we have 40 million people a year visiting the Strip on the Las Vegas Boulevard. It's unfortunate that you can't control every individual," said Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak.

According to Sisolak, security cameras are everywhere on the Las Vegas Strip. From cell phones to property surveillance - everyone is tracked one way or another.

"There is nothing you can do when you get one individual that is willing to go to this extreme because he didn't like the refund policy - it's crazy," added Sisolak.

"This is not much different than any other situation," said District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

Wolfson says any crime that happens on the Strip, big or small, is taken very seriously.

"There are rules and we expect people to follow the rules. When someone like this breaks the rules in the fashion that he did, we are going to step in and we are going to be vigilant in our prosecution. There is no excuse for this behavior," added Wolfson.
 
"The chances of it happening again two nights in a row, I'm assuming, are slim to none. It's going to be in the back of my mind," added Rubezhovi.

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