Las Vegas MGM Hotel Is Site of Multiple Gunshots – Report

Posted on: December 31, 2023, 01:18h. 

Last updated on: January 1, 2024, 11:53h.

Between 30 and 40 shots were fired Sunday morning, possibly from a balcony at the MGM Signature Towers in Las Vegas, according to unconfirmed witness accounts.

Jon Letzkus
Jon Letzkus in a mug shot, pictured above. He was apprehended by police after gunfire at a Las Vegas hotel. (Image; LVMPD)

No one appeared to have suffered injuries from the gunfire at the off-Strip property.

A person of interest was apprehended late Sunday morning. He was identified as Jon Letzkus, 45, according to Las Vegas TV station KLAS.

There was no additional threat to the public. The motive for the gunfire was unclear.

The reported shooting spree was revealed to authorities at about 6 a.m. (PT) as an active shooter, KLAS reported.

The incident took place on the 100 block of Harmon Avenue, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. It’s east of Las Vegas Boulevard and is located near the MGM Grand.

Evacuations Reported

The incident led to the lockdown of the Signature Towers complex and there were reports of evacuations taking place, according to BNN Breaking, a national news site.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) SWAT team members and other officers responded to the site. Eyewitnesses reported seeing some 30 police cars and an ambulance at the Signature Towers.

Word of the gunfire was announced on social media by the LVMPD shortly after 7 a.m. (PT).

Harmon Avenue between Las Vegas Boulevard and Koval Lane was closed to the public. Police advised pedestrians and motorists to avoid the area.

It’s likely that LVMPD officers were quickly in touch with Signature Towers security guards. Surveillance video was reviewed.

Security staff and LVMPD officers spoke with guests and staff to find out what unfolded at the property.

Being that Sunday is New Year’s Eve, as of 11 a.m. (PT), it’s unclear if holiday entertainment and dining at the complex will take place as scheduled.

New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s Eve events in Las Vegas are expected to attract 356K visitors to the city, according to the Review-Journal. Given that locals attend the festivities too, Las Vegas could see about 400K total revelers taking part in various events to ring in 2024.

Key among the attractions is the “More in ‘24” fireworks show, which is scheduled to take place starting at about midnight on the Las Vegas Strip.

It will feature more than 12K gold-colored fireworks that will be on display during an eight-minute show.

Fireworks will be launched from rooftops of nine Las Vegas properties, including the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, according to KLAS. reached out to MGM Resorts for immediate comment. A spokesman referred questions to the LVMPD.