(Tropicana Las Vegas/Facebook)

(Tropicana Las Vegas/Facebook)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police said a drug deal led to a shooting outside the Tropicana hotel-casino on Saturday.

About noon on November 21, police said they were called to the 3800 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South. 

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Ken Nogle said two men met in the casino parking lot for a drug deal. At some point during the meeting, both men shot at each other. 

One man was shot, causing a non-life threatening injury, and stayed on scene, Nogle said. The other man left the area and as of 5:45 p.m., hadn't been caught. It wasn't known if that man was injured, as well. 

The investigation was ongoing, police said. 

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As more and more thugs flood Las Vegas you can expect the violence and crime to be on the rise! The strip is a deadly place to be during a pandemic anyway and now includes drug dealers who do not care about laws or the loss of life as long as they can still deal and I don't mean at a blackjack table. They are plainly things driving in from California and flying in from states with high covid19 cases and low air fares! Even hotels are to blame for this rise in violence and crime with low hotel rates. Las Vegas should never lower their bar to draw in thugs! This will deteriorate the city fast!


Must be the in thing to being a double loser, guns for buying drugs & selling drugs ,let alone take the stuff ! Nothing but bad news not seeing a change till you start executing these horrible people! Problems will be solved!

D Wolff

Its a shame the two birds didn't off each other over the same stone.

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