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'Hookah Lounge' Shooting In Las Vegas Has Left 13 People Wounded And One Dead

Fourteen people were shot before dawn on Saturday at a hookah lounge in Las Vegas. Police said one man died and two people suffered critical injuries.

The shooting happened at about 3.15am and preliminary information indicated there was a party during which two people got into an altercation and exchanged gunfire, striking multiple people, said police Captain Dori Koren.

Koren told reporters no arrests had been made and no suspect descriptions were immediately available but added that authorities did not believe there was any danger to the general public.

Police went to the hookah bar, which was identified by the Las Vegas Review-Journal as Manny’s Glow Ultra Lounge & Restaurant, after multiple 911 calls, Koren said.

Officers secured the scene and rendered aid, including applying tourniquets and administering CPR, Koren said.

Investigators were trying to determine the types of gun or guns used in the shooting.

"It's a fairly large scene so it's going so take some time to go through the entire scene," Koren said.

"We're not really sure exactly what kind of weapon was used, or exactly if there were two shooters. We believe there was an exchange of gunfire, but we’re still looking into all of information."

The medical aid provided to victims by officers "definitely made a significance in this case", Koren said.

Hookahs are water pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco that comes in different flavours.

Hours after the shooting, much of shopping plaza where the shooting happened remained cordoned off by police tape, as officers looked for stray bullets and other evidence.

"My thoughts are with the victim, their loved ones, and all those injured in last night's senseless shooting at a hookah lounge," Dina Titus, a Democratic congresswoman from Nevada, said on Twitter. "We must do more to end gun violence."

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