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April 28, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN and DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An escalating turf battle between rival motorcycle gangs erupted into a shootout at a casino Saturday morning, killing three people, sending panic-stricken gamblers diving for cover and shutting down the Mojave Desert town for several hours. The melee of gunfire, stabbings and fistfights broke out about 2:15 a.m. at Harrah's Casino & Hotel as the town was packed with as many as 80,000 visitors attending the 20th annual bikers' party called the Laughlin River Run.
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August 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
A robber was shot and killed by a security guard in a casino after firing shots into a crowd of gamblers and injuring a worker. "He was just shooting randomly at everything that moved," Las Vegas police spokesman Tirso Dominguez said Saturday. "It was quite a big scene." Police said the gunman, who was not immediately identified, robbed a change carousel at the Boulder Station Hotel-Casino, a popular off-Strip casino, while brandishing a pistol about 11 p.m. Friday.
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June 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
A day after the shooting deaths of four supermarket workers, police were still struggling Friday to come up with clues that might help explain why a man would storm into an Albertsons at dawn and open fire with a pump-action shotgun. "We have no motive at this point," Las Vegas Metropolitan Police spokesman Lt. Rick Alba said Friday afternoon. Zane Floyd, 23, was in custody without bail, charged with four counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
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April 28, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN and DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An escalating turf battle between rival motorcycle gangs erupted into a shootout at a casino Saturday morning, killing three people, sending panic-stricken gamblers diving for cover and shutting down the Mojave Desert town for several hours. The melee of gunfire, stabbings and fistfights broke out about 2:15 a.m. at Harrah's Casino & Hotel as the town was packed with as many as 80,000 visitors attending the 20th annual bikers' party called the Laughlin River Run.
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January 5, 1999 | Associated Press
A sniper opened fire on Interstate 80 Monday, hitting at least four vehicles, wounding one man in the chest and forcing authorities to close the highway from the outskirts of Reno to the California border. At least two other people were injured by flying glass as they were shot at along a five-mile stretch of the interstate west of Reno between 9 and 9:30 a.m.
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May 1, 1992
A bystander was killed and a Las Vegas police officer was shot and seriously wounded in rioting Thursday night. A police substation was burned and officers and firefighters were hit by rocks and bottles, Las Vegas police officials said. One large fire and several small ones were set on the west side of Las Vegas, Police Sgt. Steve Rudolph said.
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January 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
Police have arrested a man who they say shot at motorists on Interstate 80 so he could rob them after they crashed. "We're not talking about a rocket ship commander," Washoe County Sheriff Richard Kirkland said at a news conference. Six vehicles were hit by Monday's gunfire west of Reno, and one man was wounded in the chest. Christopher Merritt, 20, of Mankato, Minn., was arrested Monday night in Las Vegas after a routine traffic stop, Kirkland said.
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July 9, 1993 | Associated Press
A man who officials said recently lost his disability benefits opened fire with a shotgun on a state insurance office Thursday, then drove wildly through the building before a security guard shot him in the head. Witnesses said the man shouted, "I'm sick of this and I'm not going to take it any more!" before he began shooting up the building just west of downtown.
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March 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
Six wild horses were shot to death and a week-old foal was left orphaned last week on a remote stretch of federal land in the southeast Nevada desert, federal investigators said Friday. The Bureau of Land Management posted a $2,000 reward for information leading to those responsible for the illegal killing of the horses in Lincoln County. The six horses found on BLM land about eight miles west of U.S. 93 apparently were shot last weekend, BLM spokeswoman Maxine Shane said.
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July 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
A former Marine, who prosecutors said was living out his fantasy when he gunned down four supermarket employees, should be sentenced to death, a jury recommended Friday. Zane Floyd bowed his head and listened quietly as the decision was read. Some members of the jury cried. The same panel that convicted Floyd of first-degree murder took less than two days of deliberation to decide his fate. Juror Tim LeMaster made a statement on behalf of the jury, saying their decision had not been easy.
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March 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
Six wild horses were shot to death and a week-old foal was left orphaned last week on a remote stretch of federal land in the southeast Nevada desert, federal investigators said Friday. The Bureau of Land Management posted a $2,000 reward for information leading to those responsible for the illegal killing of the horses in Lincoln County. The six horses found on BLM land about eight miles west of U.S. 93 apparently were shot last weekend, BLM spokeswoman Maxine Shane said.
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September 10, 2000 | From Associated Press
Heather Vitarelli's family was concerned that Las Vegas might not be the safest place. But the tourist decided to come here anyway with a group of friends to celebrate their birthdays. On Friday morning, Vitarelli, a college student from Napa, Calif., who grew up in Maui, was shot and killed by a stray bullet while standing near the casino cage at Harrah's on the Las Vegas Strip.
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July 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
A former Marine, who prosecutors said was living out his fantasy when he gunned down four supermarket employees, should be sentenced to death, a jury recommended Friday. Zane Floyd bowed his head and listened quietly as the decision was read. Some members of the jury cried. The same panel that convicted Floyd of first-degree murder took less than two days of deliberation to decide his fate. Juror Tim LeMaster made a statement on behalf of the jury, saying their decision had not been easy.
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March 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two former Navy airmen who shot eight cows in Churchill County dodged stiff prison sentences after ranchers urged leniency and a lawyer for one described them as "some kids who had more time than sense." Joshua Osinski, 23, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Alan Peters, 21, of Coos Bay, Ore., faced up to 10 years in prison for killing the eight pregnant cows in September.
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February 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
An argument in a casino sports book erupted into violence when one man pulled out a gun and shot the other to death. Shocked gamblers fell to the floor as shots rang out just before noon Monday in the sports book at the Stardust hotel-casino. Las Vegas police said three shots were fired, with one hitting the 56-year-old victim in the chest. He died a short time later at a local hospital.
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January 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
Three more wild horses have been found dead in a scenic area northwest of here, bringing the total number of horses and burros found shot to death in the area to nine. Federal investigators said a veterinarian confirmed that the three horses were shot to death about the same time as the others. The three horses were found badly decomposed over the weekend by U.S. Forest Service investigators looking into the killings in a scenic area near Mt. Charleston, about 40 miles from Las Vegas.
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September 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two Navy airmen were arraigned Thursday on charges of killing seven pregnant cows in western Nevada after one was overheard bragging about the shootings. The local sheriff said they admitted they "shot some moos." "We asked them why they shot the cows, and their answer was 'Because,' " Churchill County Sheriff Bill Lawry said. "We asked 'Because why?' And they really couldn't answer," he said. Joshua Osinski, 23, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Alan Peters, 21, of Coos Bay, Ore.
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June 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
Gunmen wearing black clothes and carrying rifles opened fire on two armored truck security guards at the Desert Inn hotel-casino Monday, sending bullets into windows of another resort and startling tourists on the busy Strip. One guard was shot in the arm and the second guard was shot twice in the leg. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Steve Meriwether said. No one else was injured. No money was taken and no suspects were in custody.
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