Police search for gunmen in Miracle Mile shooting

Two security guards shot, wounded

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are searching for a pair of robbers who shot and wounded two security guards Thursday night at the Miracle Mile shops behind Planet Hollywood.

The men are described as Hispanic and between 20-30 years old.  It was not immediately clear if they got away in a vehicle or on foot.  

One robber was wearing a black t-shirt, white shorts, and white shoes.  The other was wearing a black t-shirt, grey sweatpants, and black shoes. Detectives say the men should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police spokesman, Michael Rodriguez, said the two men robbed a sunglasses store inside Miracle Mile around 7 p.m.  A short time later, mall security saw the men and chased them onto the third floor of the parking garage.

During a confrontation, one of the robbers allegedly shot and wounded two security guards.

One security guard was shot in the neck, the other in the hand.  Both were rushed to the hospital, but are expected to recover.

Metro officers closed roads around the mall and checked all cars leaving or entering the parking garage.

"We understand that on a Thursday night, we have thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people here on the Las Vegas Strip," said Rodriguez.  "For that reason, we are extremely meticulous in the investigation that we conduct to ensure safety for the employees, our citizens, and the tourists here."

Stores inside the Miracle Mile remained open during the investigation.  The Planet Hollywood casino was not effected.

Detectives were reviewing surveillance video and talking to witnesses to get a better description of the suspects.


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