3 Wounded in Las Vegas Casino Shooting

Las Vegas -- Three people were wounded early today when a gunman opened fire in the casino of the New York-New York resort, according to an Associated Press report.

Off-duty police officers and military people quickly subdued the gunman, whom police have so far not identified, the AP reported.

A 13-year-old boy from Los Angeles was wounded in the left ankle, according to the report. The boy and his cousin, who declined to be identified, were treated at a local hospital and released. Police said a third person was treated at the scene for a graze wound.

The gunman, apparently a local resident, entered the casino from the walkway connecting New York-New York to the MGM Grand and fired randomly several times at people on the casino floor below, the AP reported. The shootout took place at 12:45 a.m.

Police said three off-duty, out-of-town police officers and two military people tackled the gunman. Their names were not immediately known.

The casino remained open, and the 2,000-room resort is fully operational, according to a New York-New York spokeswoman cited by the AP.

The resort is owned and operated by MGM Mirage, which also operates several other properties on the Las Vegas Strip.

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