1 hospitalized after fight night shooting on Las Vegas Strip

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 3, 2015 at 12:20 p.m.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — One person was wounded in an after-midnight shooting that marred a busy night of Las Vegas Strip events surrounding the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao boxing match, police said Sunday.

The injuries to the victim hospitalized following the 12:30 a.m. shooting near the Tropicana resort weren't believed to be life-threatening, Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer said.

An assailant wasn't identified, and no arrest was immediately made, Meltzer said.

A police and public safety communications hub closed at 5 a.m. Sunday with no reports of unrest or major criminal incidents overnight at casinos, clubs and venues, Meltzer said. A tally of arrests wasn't immediately available.

"It looks like people had a good time and behaved themselves," she said.

Las Vegas was packed during the weekend with thousands of revelers for the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in a 12-round unanimous decision.

Meltzer said officials were preparing for McCarran International Airport congestion while fight fans traveled home on commercial and private flights.

Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said private jets packed an apron that had to be closed for lack of additional parking space about 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the airport just off the Strip.

The fatal stabbing of a woman reported Saturday afternoon at a home several miles southwest of the Strip wasn't believed to be related to fight events, Meltzer said.

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