1 arrested in shooting on the Las Vegas Strip

By Nikki Bowers | nbowers@8newsnow.com, Vanessa Murphy | vmurphy@8newsnow.com, Mauricio Marin | mmarin@8newsnow.com

Published 01/22 2016 08:03PM

Updated 01/22 2016 11:46PM

Metro Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. 

It happened around 7:15 p.m. outside of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in front of the fountains.  Officers said they received calls that a man was walking on the Strip near the Bellagio Hotel and Casino weaving in and out of traffic, waiving a gun.

When police arrived to the scene the suspect ignored their commands and shots were fired.

Metro Police said a child on the Strip at the time of the shooting was grazed by a bullet.  Another pedestrian's clothes was also hit by a bullet.

The suspect was arrested.  The suspect, whose identity wasn't released, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Las Vegas Boulevard north and south from Flamingo Road to Tropicana Avenue were closed for hours. Police also closed eastbound Flamingo from I-15.

The northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard opened shortly after 11 p.m.

As soon as the shooting happened, many patrons of The Strip took to social media to spread the word about the incident.  Many used the hashtag #StripShooting as they posted pictures and video of the active scene.

PHOTOS: Officer-involved #StripShooting

No officers were hurt during the incident, Metro said. 

Officers are expected to be at the scene investigating the shooting for hours.

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