Published on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Las Vegas hotel security again under scrutiny after security guards gunned down



Las Vegas hotel security is in the spotlight again after two security guards were shot dead at an off-strip casino hotel.


The security guards had responded to an early morning disturbance in a room at Arizona Charlie's Decatur.


After gunning them down, shooter Christopher Olague fled the scene and later turned the gun on himself.


Police said it was an isolated incident.


"I want you to know right now that this has nothing to do with terrorism," Capt. Robert Plummer said.


The male and female security guards were in their 40s, and only one was armed.


It came just a day before New Year celebrations, which saw a heightened level of security across the city.  


There has been added scrutiny on security at Las Vegas strip hotels and across the country since the mass shooting incident in October when a gambler gunned down 58 people from a suite at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.


 


 

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  • Just an isolated incident...

    ...to add to all the other isolated gun incodents that happen daily in the USA. That is, so far in 2018, 211 incidents leading to 70 deaths. And it is not even the end of the third day of 2018. Firearms deaths are now so common in the USA they don't even make the mainstream media unless it's a multiple shooting. And there's "only" been one of those so far in 2018. Unless and until the USA does something about its crazy gun laws I would certainly not recommend the place as a holiday destination. Sadly the current President is pro-gun and so nothing much is likely to happen until the next election.

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