Las Vegas police officer shot in ambush

(Photo via Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Facebook page)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (NBC) — A Las Vegas, Nevada police officer was shot according to multiple news outlets.

KLAS-TV reports the shooting happened around 2 p.m. ET. One officer was wounded in the shooting according to the station.

According to both KVVU-TV and KTNV-TV, the suspect tried to ambush the officer and fired three rounds.

KSNV-TV reports the shooting happened at a 7-Eleven convenience store.

KTNV reports the officer was shot in the hand when the officer was inside a police car.

This is the second Las Vegas police officer shot in the past three days. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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