A man in Henderson, Nevada, has been shot to death by a SWAT team after he went on a shooting spree at a hotel on Saturday, KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, reported. The hotel was evacuated and guests were banned from re-entering the hotel until 2 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. EST).
The man, whom police did not identify but said was in his mid-to-late thirties, reportedly fired multiple shots from inside his hotel room and through a first-story window at the Hilton Garden Inn.
The man was aiming at people, businesses and a daycare, KTNV reported. The hotel, which has 139 guest rooms and three floors, was ordered evacuated at 9:15 a.m. Nearby businesses were also evacuated. A day care center was put on alert and given instructions to shelter from police. The SWAT team arrived at the scene at around 10 a.m., KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, reported, and the man was confined to one room.
When the shooter emerged from his room and saw the Henderson police and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT team approaching, he pepper-sprayed the hallway and shot at the SWAT team, police said. The SWAT team shot back and hit him. Once shot, the shooter was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where he later died.
Kathleen Richards, a spokeswoman for the city of Henderson, said there were no other injuries in the incident, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The Clark County Coroner's Office had not released the man's identity at press time. Hilton Hotels has not yet released a statement regarding the shooting.
The Hilton Garden Inn is about 10 miles away from the Las Vegas strip, near the intersection of Warm Springs Road and Stephanie Street, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The hotel is also near the Galleria Mall, Belz Factory Outlets, the Hoover Dam, The District at Green Valley Rich, Lake Mead and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.