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Police respond to shot fired in Las Vegas senior living home

MGN Online

Police officers responded after hearing a shot fired in a Las Vegas senior living home early Wednesday morning, according to an official.

Officers had responded just before 1:45 a.m. to a report of a person with a gun at a facility in the 3200 block of Fort Apache Road, said Lt. David Gordon with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.

When they arrived, they heard a gunshot from inside a room and immediately started to contain the area, moving some nearby residents to a community room, Gordon said.

The officers asked a man inside the room to come out, which he did a short time later. He was detained, and officers confirmed nobody else was in the room.

According to Gordon, investigators believe the man either accidentally fired the gun or believed a possible intruder was outside. There's no indication he was trying to shoot at officers.

The man has been placed on a psychiatric hold, Gordon said. Police determined a single shot hit the ceiling of the room, and no injuries were reported.

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