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Police release photo of person of interest in mall shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking to find a person of interest in connection with the shooting at the Fashion Show Mall last week.

Police released pictures and surveillance video of the man they are looking for.

One person was shot in the neck after a fight between two groups of young men inside the mall’s food court Tuesday evening. The suspect and the victim ran from the scene.

The victim was critically hurt. Metro's Gang Unit is investigating, but the incident does not appear to be gang motivated.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Gang Unit (702) 828-3309, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Shania Twain's residency to end in December

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Country superstar Shania Twain says she'll end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she began performing at Caesars Palace.

Twain announced 16 "Shania: Still the One" shows in October and December, in addition to summer performances running through July 26 at the Colosseum.

The singer known for hits including "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" and "That Don't Impress Me Much" arrived in Las Vegas on horseback in November 2012. Traffic down the Las Vegas Strip was temporarily halted for the herd of horses that accompanied her on her grand entrance.

Her stage show features trained horses, a live band and a flying motorcycle.

Organizers said at the time that Twain's residency would be a two-year engagement.

Siegfried & Roy welcome 3 snow-white lion cubs

Photo courtesy: The Mirage

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Magicians Siegfried & Roy are welcoming three new snowy white lion cubs to their Secret Garden habitat on the Las Vegas Strip.

The 14-week-old felines were born near Johannesburg, South Africa, and brought to the Mirage casino three weeks ago. They will be available for public viewing starting on Friday.

The cubs are named Freedom, Madiba and Timba-Masai, and have rare white coats after inheriting their parents' recessive genes. They are expected to weigh 500 pounds each when they reach their full size in two to four years.

Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn discontinued their magic stage show after a white tiger named Mantecore attacked Horn during a 2003 performance.

But they continue maintaining the Secret Garden zoo, which features white tigers and white lions.



Route 91 Harvest country music fest set for Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A major new country music festival is planning to set up shop on the Las Vegas Strip in October.

Concert producer Live Nation and casino company MGM Resorts International announced Thursday that they're collaborating on the three-day Route 91 Harvest festival. It is set to take place Oct. 3-5 in an empty lot near the Mandalay Bay resort.

Headliners include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton.

Three-day passes for the event start at $169 and go on sale Aug. 1.

The event is the latest large festival to launch in or move to Las Vegas in recent years. The city is already host of the Electric Daisy Carnival, Life is Beautiful and the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

The inaugural Rock in Rio USA event is scheduled for May 2015.

Experts: Improving transportation vital to improving economy

LAS VEGAS -- Finding ways to improve southern Nevada’s economic core was the main topic of Wednesday’s meeting of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.

Many at the meeting expressed the idea that improving transportation around the Las Vegas valley was vital to improving the economy.

The goal is to create multiple modes of transportation that would make it easier for both residents and visitors to connect to different areas.

While Las Vegas has a wide selection of restaurants, hotels, clubs and convention centers, but getting around to these places is not always an easy task.

"It really is surprising that they do not have a light rail at least better transportation in place," one convention attendee told 8 News NOW.

According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, there has been an uptick in visitors coming to Las Vegas every month. The valley is well on its way to the 40 million visitor mark by the end of the year.

1 shot at Fashion Show Mall, suspect at-large

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released new information about the shooting inside the Fashion Show Mall. According to police, the incident started at around 6 p.m. Tuesday with a fight between known gang members inside the Topshop store.

Jennifer Kotter saw the fight that lead to the shooting.

"I saw three or four men in a scuffle," Kotter said, "It was just a super sinking feeling, really scary that it was so close."

"I've heard gun shots before, I was like, 'do I run or do I stay?'" Kimberly Garcia, who works at the mall, said. 

"It was just chaos. I don't think half the people knew what was happening. I just kept telling people, 'go back, go back, go back,'" one unidentified witness told 8 News NOW.






Las Vegas Strip liquor store owner guilty in tax case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The owner of three Las Vegas Strip-area liquor stores has taken a plea deal and admitted failing to report income from the businesses to the IRS.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says Ramzi Suliman pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to a federal conspiracy charge.

Suliman could face up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine at sentencing Jan. 12.

His attorney, Marc Risman, didn't immediately respond Wednesday to messages

Suliman and co-defendant Jeffrey Nowak were indicted in April 2013 on conspiracy, false corporate tax return and tax evasion charges.

Nowak has pleaded not guilty. He's due for trial in December.

Bogden says Suliman admitted skimming store receipts and keeping false corporate records for the Super Liquor stores from about 2006 to 2009.