December 21, 2015
Cops say they’ve ruled out terrorism.
The race hasn’t been given, meaning it is unlikely she is White.
A car mowed down more than 30 pedestrians when it climbed a sidewalk and careened into the entrance of a hotel in the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said.
At least one person was killed and 37 others injured near the Paris Las Vegas hotel, Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said.
Of the injured, six are in critical condition.
Authorities said they are looking at incident as intentional, but will investigate further and look at numerous surveillance videos. They have, however, ruled out terrorism.
The woman driving the 1996 Oldsmobile is in custody, and undergoing tests for alcohol and controlled substances. A 3-year-old child in the car with her is unharmed.
Rows of ambulances and police cars gathered at the scene, their lights flickering. Witnesses described a chaotic scene as people fled.
“Everyone was running … and as I was running, I saw a car up on the sidewalk coming toward us,” a witness told CNN affiliate KLAS. “I saw a lady, she didn’t seem like she wanted to stop the car, she had both hands on her wheel and she was looking straight forward.”
People scrambled to stop the driver, she said.
“I saw men running after her, yelling, ‘stop, stop!’ As she was passing, we saw people running after her. Everyone was so frantic and just running around.”
Antonio Nassar, who was at the Strip, described a disturbing scene.
“The car rolled right in front of me. By the time I looked over to the right, all you could see was [her] driving away and people were bouncing off the front of the car, you can hear it,” Nassar told the affiliate.
“The windshield is smashed at this point. She rode the sidewalk, she came to a stop at the Paris intersection, people are punching into the window … she accelerated again and just kept mowing people down.”
Traffic snaked down the streets as cars were diverted near the Paris Las Vegas hotel, where the Strip was shut down.
Strange coincidence it would be out front of the Paris Hotel…