Las Vegas store security guard opens fire, forcing customers to hide

Posted at 4:46 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 17:39:52-04

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KTNV) - A security guard opened fire at a Ross Dress for Less in Las Vegas Saturday, sending customers into hiding for their safety, witnesses said.

The shooting happened Saturday around 4 p.m. at the store in the Blue Diamond Crossing strip mall on Blue Diamond Rd.

Dramatic video shows Ross customers, including a child, ducking under clothes racks as shots rang out.

Watch the video:

Witnesses said police arrived and exchanged shots with the gunman, who was hit by police gunfire. He was taken to a hospital for surgery. No one else was hurt.

Shoppers at nearby Kohl's and Target stores were evacuated or sheltered in place during the exchange.

The security guard was reportedly arguing with the store manager before the shooting. When police arrived, he also fired at them. It is not known at this time why the argument started.

No personal information has been released about the security guard. The name of the officer who shot him will be released this week, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department policy.