Vegas Police: Mom Shot in Dispute Outside Casino

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say a woman has been shot and
critically wounded outside a downtown Las Vegas casino by her
ex-lover.

Police spokesman Bill Cassell said the Monday afternoon shooting appeared to be the result of a custody dispute. Cassell says the woman was shot in the head or face outside the Gold Spike casino
and was taken to University Medical Center in extremely critical
condition.

The woman was meeting her former lover, who is the father of at least one of her children. She was accompanied by her current boyfriend and two children.

Cassell says the suspect and woman fought inside a car when she was shot and fell out of the car. Cassell says her boyfriend and others restrained the gunman until police arrived.

The woman's name has not been released by authorities, who say she is in her early 20s.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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