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3 shot at Circus Circus Hotel in Las Vegas, person of interest in custody

A shooting broke out Saturday night at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, leaving three people wounded, one person of interest in custody and numerous witnesses ducking for cover, according to police.

The gunfire erupted inside the hotel’s enclosed Adventuredome theme park during a fight involving several people, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Police responded to the hotel around 7:30 p.m. local time after 911 dispatchers received a call of shots fired inside the Las Vegas Strip landmark, police said.

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Officers found three people with bullet wounds and launched a search for the shooter, officials said. Police officials later said a person of interest was in custody and being questioned.

PHOTO: Las Vegas police block a road leading to Circus Circus casino, where a shooting was reported in Las Vegas, Nov. 7, 2020. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

The three people injured in the episode were taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds and were listed in stable condition, police said.

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A motive for the shooting is under investigation.

PHOTO: Las Vegas police respond to a shooting at Circus Circus casino, Nov. 7, 2020. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Videos posted online showed several people, including men and women, fighting inside the crowded Adventuredome when three shots rang out and witnesses scrambled for cover.

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“We do believe this is an isolated incident involving a fight between two different groups of individuals inside the Adventuredome,” LVMPD Bureau Commander Dori Koren told reporters. “This is not an active shooter, and we do believe that there is no further threat at this time to anyone else in the public.”

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Vacation Spots Trending as Interest in Second Homes Surges

Affordable Beach TownsAs interest rates have dropped to record-breaking lows and many Americans now find themselves being able to work remotely, there has been a sudden peak in demand for second homes and vacation homes. 

According to research conducted by Point2Homes, second home buyers are looking into purchasing vacation homes at increasingly high levels this year. Demand for vacation homes has now reached a five-year high. 

Point2Homes discovered Google search trends revealing that terms such as “buying a 2nd/second home” and “buying a vacation home” have become more popular over the past few months. The report shows that interest in second homes and vacation properties grew by 235% above July 2019 and 103% over August of last year. 

Home prices had been on the rise just before the pandemic spread across the country, causing less interest in purchasing second homes. Since the pandemic, lockdown measures and working from home became the new norm, causing many Americans to search for an escape. Hunting for a new vacation home seems to be a popular way to do just that. 

Some vacation hot spots have been especially trendy on Google searches. The location that has seen the greatest increase in interest is Big Sky, Montana. The popularity of keywords “big sky house” on Google had a 177% year-over-year increase. 

The second top-trending location is Fort Bragg, California, which had a 143% increase in consumer interest since 2019. The other top three vacation spots with the most increase in interest were Harbor Springs, Michigan had a 70% increase, Gulf Shores, Alabama, which saw a 47% rise in searches, and Waikoloa, Hawaii, which had a 38% growth in popularity since last year.

Point2Homes also found that some vacation spots, such as “southeastern destinations of Key West, Myrtle Beach, Destin, Blue Ridge and Kissimmee,” which had waning interest before this year, have either bounced back to the same level of popularity they had five years ago or have developed even more interest among potential second home buyers.

The top five luxury destinations which “returned to their pre-pandemic levels by mid-summer” include Aspen, Colorado; Park City, Utah; Palm Springs, California and Newport Beach, California.

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