Bellagio 'shooting': Tourists flee famous casino after reports of 'active shooter'

26 March, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Evan Mason

Reports of a shootout and possible burglary at Las Vegas' famous Bellagio casino saw many panicked people running about early on Thursday.

They added: 'The preliminary investigation suggests that at least three suspects entered a retail store to commit the burglary.

Men in pig masks reportedly took sledgehammers to the Rolex store inside the hotel.

The iconic Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas is on lockdown after reports of an active shooter.

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Guests thought it was an active shooter situation after one of the burglars fired a shot inside of the store.

"Bellagio store appears to have been robbed by masked individuals with sledge hammers", he wrote on Twitter.

Parts of the casino complex remain closed while police investigate. "I'm now ducked on the floor under a table", a guest at the hotel wrote on Twitter. The witness, Twitter user Kir_Kamil, said the person in the pig mask tried to flee but was arrested. "He was screaming at people, pointing his gun, making sure that anyone who was close just got away", she tells the New York Daily News.

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