Vegas police: Off-duty officer, 2 others wounded in shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say an off-duty officer and two other people suffered injuries deemed not to be life-threatening during an exchange of gunfire Wednesday night.

Police say the shooting occurred as the officer attempted to defuse a situation in which people had surrounded another person in some sort of confrontation.

Police say the shooting began when one of those people turned around with a gun and pointed it at the officer.

According to police, apart from the people who were injured, another person involved in the incident also was taken into custody.

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